Greece recorded the biggest percentage decline in the unemployment rate among EU countries in October 2017, with the unemployment rate falling to 20.7% of the workforce from 23.3% in October 2016, Eurostat said on Wednesday.
In a report released here, the EU executive's statistics agency said however that the Greek unemployment rate remained the highest in the European Union. It was 20.8% in September 2017.
In the Eurozone, the unemployment rate was 8.7% in December 2017 and 7.3% in the EU, the lowest levels since January 2009 and October 2009, respectively. The unemployment rate was 9.7% and 8.2% in the Eurozone and the EU, respectively, in December 2016.