Unemployment rate in Cyprus deteriorates slightly in June

Unemployment rate in Cyprus deteriorates slightly in June

The unemployment rate in Cyprus in June 2015 was 16,2%, compared to 16,0% in May 2015, but steady compared to June 2014.

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in June 2015, stable compared with May 2015, and down from 11.6% in June 2014. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.6% in June 2015, also stable compared with May 2015 and down from 10.2% in June 2014. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates in June 2015 were recorded in Germany (4.7%) and the Czech Republic (4.9%), and the highest in Greece (25.6% in April 2015) and Spain (22.5%).

Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate in June 2015 fell in twenty-one Member States, increased in five and remained stable in both France and Cyprus. The largest decreases were registered in Lithuania (10.9% to 8.5%), Spain (24.5% to 22.5%) and Portugal (14.3% to 12.4%). The increases were registered in Belgium (8.4% to 8.6%), Romania (6.8% to 7.0%), Italy (12.4% to 12.7%), Austria (5.7% to 6.0%) and Finland (8.6% to 9.5%).
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ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY