Unemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 2.1% to 31.3%

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.

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Unemployment_statistics_at_regional_level

Report as a file: 1-27042017-AP-EN

One thought on “Unemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 2.1% to 31.3%

  1. Although these messages seem to be pointing in a positive direction, we somehow can not get rid of the feeling, that the pictures we can see on the streets in the city are confirming these statements in this report.

    We are sceptical about this report.

    If somebody has more information about this topic, please get in contact with us. Thank you very much.

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