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Euro area unemployment at 7.2% in november 2021 (Eurostat figures)

In November 2021, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.2%, down from 7.3% in October 2021 and from 8.1% in November 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 6.5% in November 2021, down from 6.7% in October 2021 and from 7.4% in November 2020, according to the last figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Eurostat estimates that 13.984 million men and women in the EU, of whom 11.829 million in the euro area, were unemployed in November 2021. Compared with October 2021, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 247 000 in the EU and by 222 000 in the euro area.

Compared with November 2020, unemployment decreased by 1.659 million in the EU and by 1.411 million in the euro area.

Young people

In November 2021, 2.842 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU, of whom 2.313 million were in the euro area. In November 2021, the youth unemployment rate was 15.4% in the EU and 15.5% in the euro area, down from 15.6% in the EU and from 15.8% in the euro area in the previous month.

Compared with October 2021, youth unemployment decreased by 34 000 in the EU and by 37 000 in the euro area. Compared with November 2020, youth unemployment decreased by 225 000 in the EU and by 188 000 in the euro area.

Unemployment by gender
In November 2021, the unemployment rate for women was 6.8% in the EU, down from 7.0% in October 2021. The unemployment rate for men was 6.3% in November 2021, down from 6.4% in October 2021.

In the euro area, the unemployment rate for women decreased from 7.7% in October 2021 to 7.5% in November 2021, while theunemployment rate for men decreased from 7.0% to 6.9%

By: Estela Martín

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