Europe unemployment rises

Youth unemployment has risen to 23.5% in the European Union, according to official figures released today.

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Youth unemployment rises across Europe

Youth unemployment (under 25) grew across the euro area last month, to 23.5% in the European Union and 24.4% in the euro area, according to official figures. The highest rates occur in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy:

  • Greece: 62.5% (Feb 2013)
  • Spain: 56.4%
  • Portugal: 42.5%
  • Italy: 40.5%

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