2 Oct 2010

Eurozone unemployment still high

7:48 am on 2 October 2010

Unemployment in the eurozone remained at 10.1% in August, despite higher growth than expected.

According to Eurostat data, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous month.

A total of 15.87 million people were seeking work, according to the survey.

The BBC reports the rate in Ireland rose from 13.8% to 13.9%.

In Germany, the unemployment rate dipped slightly, to 6.8%, while in Spain, it jumped again, to 20.5%.