Unemployment rates fell in 8 out of 10 EU regions
- Data extracted in April 2017. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database. Next article update: April 2018.
This article provides an overview of regional unemployment rates across the 276 NUTS-2 regions of the European Union (EU) in 2016, compiled by Eurostat on the basis of data from the EU Labour force survey.
More than 80 % of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union (EU) saw their unemployment rate fall in 2016 compared with 2015, and around 60 % recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points. However, regional unemployment rates continued to vary widely across the EU regions, with the lowest rates recorded in Niederbayern (2.1 %) in Germany and Praha (2.2 %) in the Czech Republic, followed by the German regions of Oberbayern (2.4 %), Mittelfranken and Unterfranken (both 2.5 %) and Tübingen (2.6 %). At the opposite end of the scale, the highest unemployment rates were registered in Dytiki Makedonia (31.3 %) in Greece, Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla (30.8 %) in Spain, Dytiki Ellada (29.8 %) in Greece, Andalucía (28.9 %) and Extremadura (27.5 %) in Spain and Mayotte (27.1 %), an overseas region of France.
Report as a file: 1-27042017-AP-EN