Eurozone unemployment rate at 9.9% in February

Via Eurostat:

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in February 2011, compared with 10.0% in January. It was 10.0% in February 2010. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.5% in February 2011, compared with 9.6% in January. It was 9.6% in February 2010.

Eurostat estimates that 23.051 million men and women in the EU27, of whom 15.747 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in February 2011. Compared with January 2011, the number of persons unemployed fell by 99 000 in the EU27 and by 77 000 in the euro area. Compared with February 2010, unemployment decreased by 31 000 in the EU27 and by 77 000 in the euro area.

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