A glance at Europe's unemployment rates

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Associated Press

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Unemployment for the 17 European Union countries that use the euro rose to a record high of 11.8 percent in November, up from 11.7 percent in October.

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

European Unemployment Rates (seasonally adjusted, percent)
Country/RegionNovember 2011October 2012November 2012
Eurozone (17 countries)10.611.711.8
Austria4.34.44.5
Belgium7.27.47.4
Cyprus9.513.814.0
Estonia12.1*9.5n/a
Finland7.67.87.9
France9.810.410.5
Germany5.65.45.4
Greece18.9**n/an/a
Ireland15.014.714.6
Italy9.311.111.1
Luxembourg4.75.15.1
Malta6.56.86.8
Netherlands4.95.55.6
Portugal14.116.316.3
Slovakia14.014.214.5
Slovenia8.69.79.6
Spain23.026.226.6
European Union(27 countries)10.010.710.7
U.S.8.77.97.8
*October 2011 **September 2011
Source: Eurostat

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