A glance at eurozone unemployment rates

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Posted: Oct 31, 2012 6:58 AM

Unemployment for the 17 countries that use the euro rose to a record high of 11.6 percent in September.

Here is a breakdown of unemployment across Europe and the eurozone.

Country/Region September 2011 August 2012 September 2012
Eurozone (17 countries) 10.3 11.5 11.6
Austria 4.0 4.5 4.4
Belgium 7.3 7.4 7.4
Cyprus 8.5 11.8 12.2
Estonia 11.4 10.0 n/a
Finland 7.7 7.9 7.9
France 9.6 10.7 10.8
Germany 5.8 5.4 5.4
Greece 17.8 n/a n/a
Ireland 14.6 15.0 15.1
Italy 8.8 10.6 10.8
Luxembourg 4.9 5.2 5.2
Malta 6.3 6.6 6.4
Netherlands 4.5 5.3 5.4
Portugal 13.1 15.8 15.7
Slovakia 13.6 14.1 13.9
Slovenia 8.3 8.4 8.4
Spain 22.4 25.5 25.8
European Union (27 countries) 9.8 10.6 10.6
U.S. 9.0 8.1 7.8

Source: Eurostat.