The unemployment level observed in Latvia in March was 8.7%. This level exceeds that of the European Union and Eurozone, according to data published by Eurostat about 25 member states on April 30.
According to data from Eurostat, unemployment among EU member states was the highest in Spain (15.3%), Italy (10.1%), Sweden (9.1%) and Lithuania (8.9%). The unemployment level in Estonia was 6.8% in March.
Unemployment was the lowest in Poland (3.1%), the Czech Republic (3.2%), the Netherlands (3.5%), Hungary (3.9%), Malta (4.1%), Germany (4.5%) and Slovenia (4.8%) in March.
According to seasonally adjusted data, the average unemployment rate was 7.3% in the EU and 8.1% in Eurozone.
Data from Eurostat showed that there were 15.520 million jobless people in the European Union and 13.166 million of those people were in Eurozone member states.
No data is available for Greece and Finland. (BNN/Business World Magazine)
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