Euro Zone Unemployment Eases to 7.4 Percent in September as Expected

By Reuters
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November 3, 2021 Updated: November 3, 2021

BRUSSELS—Euro zone unemployment eased to 7.4 percent of the workforce in September as expected, the EU’s statistics office said on Wednesday, as the economy continues to recover from the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statistics office said 12.079 million people were without jobs in the 19 countries sharing the euro in September, compared to 12.334 million, or 7.5 percent of the workforce, in August.

This is the lowest reading since April 2020 when the unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.

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