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Unemployment in Europe reaches record high

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

BBC: The rate of unemployment in the eurozone has hit 12%, official figures have shown.

The number of people unemployed in the 17 member states rose by 33,000 during February, to hit 19.07 million, the statistics agency Eurostat said.

 

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