Andalucia region has the highest rate of unemployment in the EU follwed by the Canary Islands
07 July 2012 @ 22:40
Figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union show that Andalucia has the higheste rate of unemployment of all the EU regions at 30.4%, closely followed by the Canary Islands with an unemployment rate of 29.7%.
Six other Spanish regions feature in the top 10 worst regions: Ceuta (29.3%); Murcia (25.3%); Extremadura (25.1%); Valenciana (24.5%%); Melilla (24.4%) and Castilla-La Mancha (22.9%)
The EU regions with the lowest unemployment rate are Tirol and Salzburg (both 2.5%) in Austria, Zeeland (2.7%) in Holland and Oberbayern (2.8%), Niederbayern (2.9%) and Freiburg (3.0%) in Germany.
Ceuta has the highest youth unemployment rate in the EU, at 65.8%. This compares with the lowest rates found in the German regions of Tübingen (4.3%), Oberbayern (4.5%) and Freiburg (4.8%).
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