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Czech Republic: lower unemployment at EU level

Only 2.1%, followed by Germany at 3.2%, highest in Greece, 18.5%

04 June, 13:22
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 04 GIU - The lowest unemployment rate among EU Member States was again recorded in the Czech Republic, Eurostat informed today.

According to data from the EU statistical office, the lowest unemployment rates in April 2019 were recorded in Czechia (2.1%), Germany (3.2%) and the Netherlands (3.3%), while the highest were observed in Greece (18.5% in February 2019), Spain (13.8%) and Italy (10.2%).

Greece still records the highest youth unemployment, with a 38.8% rate in February 2019, while the lowest was observed in Germany (5.3%).

Data from Eurostat show that, in the Central- and Eastern European area, the unemployment rate in April 2019 was 4.5% in Bulgaria, 4.1% in Estonia (data from March), 7.3% in Croatia, 6.4% in Latvia, 5.8% in Lithuania, 3.4% in Hungary (data from March), 4.7% in Austria, 3.7% in Poland, 4.0% in Romania, 4.4.% in Slovenia, 5.7% in Slovakia.

In the EU28, unemployment rate was 6.4% in April 2019, stable compared with March 2019 and down from 7.0% in April 2018, Eurostat said. (ANSA).

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