4 Apr 2011

Eurozone unemployment rate falling

7:01 am on 4 April 2011

The unemployment rate in the eurozone area has begun to fall.

Official figures show the percentage of people out of work dipped below 10% for the first time in over a year, falling to 9.9%.

However, unemployment varies widely within the 17 eurozone countries.

Spain's jobless rate stands at 20.5%, while 4.3% of the population of the Netherlands is unemployed.