03 Mar

Euro area unemployment at 6.8% in January 2022 (Eurostat figures)

In January 2022, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8%, down from 7.0% in December 2021 and from 8.3% in January 2021.

The EU unemployment rate was 6.2% in January 2022, down from 6.3% in December 2021 and from 7.5% in January 2021. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Eurostat estimates that 13.346 million men and women in the EU, of whom 11.225 million in the euro area, were unemployed in January 2022. Compared with December 2021, the number of persons unemployed decreased by
216 000 in the EU and by 214 000 in the euro area. Compared with January 2021, unemployment decreased by 2.522 million in the EU and by 2.117 million in the euro area

Youth unemployment
In January 2022, 2.546 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU, of whom 2.038 million were in the euro area. In January 2022, the youth unemployment rate was 14.0% in the EU and 13.9% in the euro area, down from 14.3% and 14.2% respectively in the previous month. Compared with December 2021, youth unemployment decreased by 62 000 in the EU and by 52 000 in the euro area. Compared with January 2021, youth unemployment decreased by 680 000 in the EU and by 589 000 in the euro area.

Unemployment by sex
In January 2022, the unemployment rate for women was 6.5% in the EU, down from 6.6% in December 2021. The unemployment rate for men was 6.0% in January 2022, down from 6.1% in December 2021. In the euro area, the unemployment rate for women decreased from 7.2% in December 2021 to 7.1% in January 2022, while the unemployment rate for men decreased from 6.7% to 6.6%

By: Estela Martín

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