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Unemployment rate figures revealed for Lithuania

Jan 08, 2014
From wire reports, VILNIUS

Unemployment in Lithuania was at 11.3 percent in November 2013, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union reports.

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1 percent in November 2013, stable since April. The EU unemployment rate was 10.9 percent, stable since May. In both zones, the rates increased compared with November 2012, when they were 11.8 percent and 10.8 percent respectively.

Eurostat estimates that 26.553 million men and women in the EU, of whom 19.241 million were in the euro area, were unemployed in November 2013. Compared with October 2013, the number of persons unemployed increased by 19 000 in the EU and by 4 000 in the euro area. Compared with November 2012, unemployment rose by 278 000 in the EU and by 452 000 in the euro area.

Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria (4.8 percent), Germany (5.2 percent) and Luxembourg (6.1 percent), and the highest in Greece (27.4 percent in September 2013) and Spain (26.7 percent).

Compared with a year ago, the unemployment rate increased in fourteen Member States and fell in fourteen others

Elsewhere, the unemployment rate in the United States was 7 percent, down from 7.3 percent in October 2013 and from 7.8 percent in November 2012. In November 2013, 5.661 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU, of whom 3.575 million were in the euro area.

Compared with November 2012, youth unemployment decreased by 46 000 in the EU and increased by 2 000 in the euro area. In November 2013, the youth unemployment rate was 23.6 percent in the EU and 24.2 percent in the euro area, compared with 23.4 percent and 23.9 percent respectively in November 2012. In November 2013, the lowest rates were observed in Germany (7.5 percent) and Austria (8.6 percent), and the highest in Spain (57.7 percent), Greece (54.8 percent in September 2013) and Croatia (49.7 percent in the third quarter of 2013).

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