Crisis: Greece; 60% of people under 24 are jobless, Eurostat

01 October, 15:04

    (ANSAmed) - BRUXELLES, OCTOBER 1 - Greece's rates of unemployment remain the highest in Europe, GreekReporter writes quoting the latest Eurostat figures released today. More precisely, Greece comes first with unemployment at 27.9% followed by Spain with 26.2% and for one more time the figures show that unemployment mainly hits the young under 24 years old.

    According to Eurostat data, unemployment reaches 61.5% among the young. In all the 28 countries of the European Union, unemployment remained stable at 10.9% in September, despite the optimism for a gradual exit from the financial crisis. The unemployment percentage in the Eurozone also stayed unchanged at 12%. In total, it is estimated that the unemployed in the EU reached 26.6 million citizens and in the Eurozone 19.2 million citizens. (ANSAmed).

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