A glance at Europe’s unemployment rates

Unemployment across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro has hit a record of 12.1 percent in May.

Here is a breakdown of unemployment across Europe and the eurozone.

Country/Region May2012 April2013 May2013
Eurozone (17 countries) 11.3 12.0 12.1
Austria 4.4 4.8 4.7
Belgium 7.7 8.5 8.6
Cyprus 11.4 15.8 16.3
Estonia 10.0* 8.3 n/a
Finland 7.6 8.3 8.4
France 10.2 10.4 10.4
Germany 5.5 5.4 5.3
Greece 22.2** n/a n/a
Ireland 14.9 13.5 13.6
Italy 10.4 12.0 12.2
Luxembourg 5.1 5.6 5.7
Malta 6.7 6.1 6.2
Netherlands 5.1 6.5 6.6
Portugal 15.5 17.8 17.6
Slovakia 13.8 14.1 14.2
Slovenia 8.6 11.1 11.2
Spain 24.8 26.8 26.9
European Union(27 countries) 10.4 10.9 10.9
U.S. 8.2 7.5 7.6
*April 2012
**March 2012

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