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Estonia registers highest EU unemployment rate increase
From:Xinhua  |  2017-01-10 10:46

TALLINN, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The unemployment rate increased by1.1 percentage point in Estonia in November 2016 year-on-year, thehighest in the European Union (EU), showed data released byEurostat, the EU's statistics agency, on Monday.

Estonia's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in November2016 from 6.3 percent in November 2015, despite the unemploymentrate decreasing in 24 EU member states, according to the officialdata.

The unemployment rate in the wider 28-country EU was 8.3 percentin November 2016, down by 0.1 percentage point compared with thepreceding month and 0.7 percentage point compared with November2015.

The EU's largest joblessness decrease was registered in Croatiawhich dropped from 15.7 percent in November 2015 to 11.4 percent inNovember 2016.

Meanwhile, the jobless rate in the 19-country eurozone remainedunchanged at 9.8 percent in November compared with October 2016,holding on to the lowest rate since July 2009. Enditem