According to the latest Eurostat figures, Greece’s rates of unemployment remain the highest in Europe. More precisely, Greece comes first with unemployment at 27.9 percent followed by Spain with 26.2 percent.
Unfortunately, for one more time the figures show that unemployment mainly hits the young under 24 years old. According to Eurostat data, unemployment reaches 61.5 percent among the young.
In all the 28 countries of the European Union, unemployment remained stable at 10.9 percent in September, despite the optimism for a gradual exit from the financial crisis. The unemployment percentage in the Eurozone also stayed unchanged at 12 percent. In total, it is estimated that the unemployed in the EU reached 26.6 million citizens and in the Eurozone 19.2 million citizens.