A glance at Europe's unemployment rates

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Posted: Mar 01, 2013 5:37 AM

Unemployment across the 17 European Union countries that use the euro has hit a new record of 11.9 percent for January.

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

European Unemployment Rates (seasonally adjusted, percent)
Country/Region January 2012 December 2012 January 2013
Eurozone (17 countries) 10.8 11.8 11.9
Austria 4.0 4.7 4.9
Belgium 7.1 7.4 7.4
Cyprus 9.9 14.6 14.7
Estonia 11.1* 9.9 n/a
Finland 7.6 7.7 7.9
France 10.0 10.5 10.6
Germany 5.6 5.3 5.3
Greece 20.8 n/a n/a
Ireland 15.1 14.7 14.7
Italy 9.6 11.3 11.7
Luxembourg 4.9 5.2 5.3
Malta 6.2 6.8 7.0
Netherlands 5.0 5.8 6.0
Portugal 14.7 17.3 17.6
Slovakia 13.7 14.7 14.9
Slovenia 8.3 10.0 10.2
Spain 23.6 26.1 26.2
European Union(27 countries) 10.1 10.7 10.8
U.S. 8.3 7.8 7.9
*Dec 2011
Source: Eurostat