Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
Header - Service Directory

Use the Services Directory to quickly access information on all of the services provided by the NS Department of Finance.

Home > Economics and Statistics > Archived Daily Stats > Selected Archived Daily Stats Article
The Economics and Statistics Division maintains archives of previous publications for accountability purposes, but makes no updates to keep these documents current with the latest data revisions from Statistics Canada. As a result, information in older documents may not be accurate. Please exercise caution when referring to older documents. For the latest information and historical data, please contact the individual listed to the right.

<--- Return to Archive

For additional information relating to this article, please contact:

Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

October 31, 2019
EU AND EURO AREA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, SEPTEMBER 2019

Eurostat has reported that the unemployment rate in the Euro Area was stable at 7.5 per cent in September 2019 (compared with revised August results). For the Euro Area, this is the lowest unemployment rate since July 2008.

For the broader European Union, the unemployment rate was also stable at 6.3 per cent in September 2019. This unemployment rate for the European Union remains at its lowest level since the monthly data series began in 2000. 

Among major European economies, the unemployment rate was highest in Greece (16.9 per cent in July), Spain (14.2 per cent), Italy (9.9 per cent) and France (8.4 per cent). Unemployment rates were lowest in Czechia (2.1 per cent), Germany (3.1 per cent), Poland (3.3 per cent), Malta (3.4 per cent) and Hungary (3.4 per cent in August).

Source:  Eurostat. Unemployment News Release, time series data for unemployment rates, latest unemployment rates by member country

Statistics Canada.  Table  14-10-0287-01   Labour force characteristics, monthly, seasonally adjusted and trend-cycle



<--- Return to Archive