Eurozone unemployment rate drops below 10% in October
The unemployment rate fell to 9.8% from 9.9% the month before and 10.6% in October 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro bloc since July 2009. The rate for September was revised down to 9.9% from a previous estimate of 10%.
In the EU-28 group of countries, the rate nudged down to 8.3% from 8.4% in September and 9.1% in October 2015, which is the lowest rate recorded since February 2009.
Among the member states, the lowest unemployment rates were seen in the Czech Republic and Germany, with the highest rates in Greece and Spain. ■