Unemployment in the eurozone in December remained at 8.7%, remaining at its lowest level since January 2009.
Despite the fact that the unemployment rate remains the highest in Greece, the Greek unemployment rate showed the strongest decline over the past year.
In October, unemployment in Greece was 20.7%, while a year earlier it was 23.3%. Later data is not available.
Other South European states have also significantly reduced their unemployment rates since December 2016, while Portugal, Croatia and Spain showed a decrease of more than 2 percentage points during the year.
Unemployment in 19 Eurozone countries in November 2017 decreased to 8.7% from 8.8% in October – the lowest unemployment rate since January 2009.
The indicator coincided with the consensus forecast of 34 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
The number of unemployed in the eurozone in November fell by 107 thousand people compared with the previous month and amounted to 14.263 million people.