A glance at Europe’s unemployment rates

Unemployment levels in the 17 European Union countries that use the euro remain at a record high in spite of recent signs that the region’s economy is improving.

Here is a breakdown of unemployment across Europe and the eurozone.

Country/Region July 2012 June 2013 July 2013
Eurozone (17 countries) 11.5 12.1 12.1
Austria 4.5 4.7 4.8
Belgium 7.6 8.7 8.9
Cyprus 12.2 17.0 17.3
Estonia 10.1* 7.9 n/a
Finland 7.8 8.0 7.9
France 10.2 11.0 11.0
Germany 5.4 5.4 5.3
Greece 23.8** 27.6*** n/a
Ireland 14.8 13.9 13.8
Italy 10.7 12.1 12.0
Luxembourg 5.1 5.7 5.7
Malta 6.3 6.1 6.0
Netherlands 5.3 6.8 7.0
Portugal 16.0 16.7 16.5
Slovakia 14.0 14.4 14.3
Slovenia 9.3 11.2 11.2
Spain 25.4 26.3 26.3
European Union (28 countries) 10.5 11.0 11.0
U.S. 8.3 7.6 7.4
*Jun 2012 **May 2012***May 2013Source: Eurostat

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