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June 2017: Euro area unemployment at 9.1 %

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in June 2017, down from 9.2% in May 2017 and down from 10.1% in June 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009.

The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.7% in June 2017, stable compared to May 2017 and down from 8.6% in June 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since December 2008:

  • Compared with May 2017, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 183 000 in the EU28 and by 148 000 in the euro area.
  • Compared with June 2016, unemployment fell by 2.368 million in the EU28 and by 1.667 million in the euro area.



Among the Member States,

  • the lowest unemployment rates in June 2017 were recorded in the Czech Republic (2,9%), Germany (3.8%) and Malta (4.1%).
  • Hhighest unemployment rates in Greece (21.7% in April 2017) and Spain (17.1%).


Compared with a year ago,

  • the unemployment rate fell in all Member States, except Estonia which showed an increase (from 6.5% in May 2016 to 6.9% in May 2017).
  • Largest decreases in Spain (from 19.9% to 17.1%) and Croatia (from 13.3% to 10.6%).


Further information:

Euro area unemployment June 2017


Source: Eurostat,

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