Unemployment rates for Greece and EU at lower levels than before

Unemployment rates for Greece and EU at lower levels than before

The unemployment rate in the Eurozone and the EU remained at historic low levels in February, at 6.8% and 6.2%, respectively, Eurostat said on Thursday.

The EU executive's statistics agency also said that the Greek unemployment rate fell to 11.9% in February from 12.8% in January.

Eurostat said that 13.267 million men and women were unemployed in the EU, of which 11.155 million in the Eurozone in February. Spain (12.6%), Greece (11.9%) and Italy (8.5%) recorded the highest unemployment rates, while the Czech Republic (2.4%), Poland (3%) and Germany (3.1%) the lowest rates.

The unemployment rate among young people (aged below 25 years) was 14% in the Eurozone, led by Greece (33.1%) and Spain (29.7%).

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