The unemployment rate in the EU has reached a record low level in the past seven years, Interfax reports with reference to the press service of Eurostat.
So, in April 2016 the European Union unemployment rate decreased in comparison with the previous month, from 8.8% to 8.7%. This was the lowest since April 2009.
The lowest unemployment rate in April was recorded in the Czech Republic (4.1%), Germany (4.2%) and Malta (4.3%). The highest unemployment rate was in Greece (24.2% in February 2016) and Spain (20.1%).
Compared with the same period a year ago, the unemployment rate fell in 25 countries, remained stable in Belgium.