[Marxism] EU UnEmployment
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Sun Mar 1 03:30:22 MST 2009
Thanks to Brad for keeping up with the BEA while I was in transition back to
the US. I don't care what Chuck Berry says, I'm not so happy to be back in
the USA. Navigation may replace economics as the dismal science.
Euro area unemployment up to 8.2%
EU27 up to 7.6%
The euro area1 (EA16) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate2 was 8.2% in
January 2009, compared with 8.1% in December 20083. It was 7.3% in January
2008. The EU271 unemployment rate was 7.6% in January 2009, compared with
7.5% in December 20083. It was 6.8% in January 2008.
Eurostat estimates that 18.412 million men and women in the EU27, of which
13.036 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in January 2009.
Compared with December 2008, the number of persons unemployed increased by
386 000 in the EU27 and by 256 000 in the euro area. Compared with January
2008, unemployment went up by 2.194 million in the EU27 and by 1.641 million
in the euro area.
These figures are published by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the
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