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Unemployment level in Latvia still one of the highest in EU in June

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 30.07.2010.Print version
The average seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Latvia in June 2010 was 20%, as Latvia registered the highest unemployment rate in the European Union (EU) for the tenth month in a row, according to the latest data from the EU statistical office Eurostat. Spain also registered a 20% unemployment level in June, followed by Estonia (19%) and Lithuania (17.3%).

Up until last September, unemployment in Latvia was the second highest in the EU, second only to Spain, while in 2007 and the first half of 2008, it was among the lowest in the EU, and lower than the average for the EU as a whole.


The lowest unemployment rates in June were recorded in Austria (3.9%), the Netherlands (4.4%), Luxembourg (5.3%), and Malta (6.5%).


The average seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the 27 European Union (EU) member states was 9.6% in June, the same as in May. The unemployment rate in the eurozone was 10% in June.


In comparison, in June of 2009, the unemployment rate in the 27 EU member states was 9%, and 9.5% in the eurozone.

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