- CNTV English - CCTV News

Homepage > News > Biz >

Eurozone unemployment remains high at 9.9% in April

06-01-2011 10:19 BJT

BRUSSELS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The unemployment rate in the euro zone remained high at 9.9 percent in April, unchanged compared with March, the European Union's (EU) statistical bureau Eurostat said on Tuesday.

It was down from 10.2 percent registered one year ago, a sign that the eurozone labor market was getting better when the economy is recovering, but the pace has been too slow.

For the 27-nation EU, the jobless rate dropped slightly to 9.4 percent after it stayed at 9.5 percent for four consecutive months. It was 9.7 percent a year ago.

Eurostat estimated that 22.547 million men and women in the EU, of whom 15.529 million were in the euro zone, were unemployed in April.

Compared with March, the number of persons unemployed fell by 165 thousand in the EU and by 115 thousand in the euro zone. Compared with April 2010, unemployment decreased by 702 thousand in the EU and by 457 thousand in the euro zone.

Among the member states, the lowest jobless rate was recorded in the Netherlands and Austria, which was 4.2 percent. The highest rate was seen in Spain, which was 20.7 percent in April.

The unemployment situation in Europe was still worse than that in the United States and Japan. In April, the unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in the U.S., while in March, it was 4.6 percent in Japan.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program