For the EU as a whole, the unemployment rate also reached a historic low of 6.2% in April. The unemployment rate in the euro zone remained stable in April compared to March, at 6.8% of the working population, its lowest level ever, Eurostat announced. Since December, this indicator has been at its lowest since the European statistics office began compiling this series in April 1998.
In the EU, the highest unemployment rates in April were recorded in Spain (13.3%), Greece (12.7%) and Italy (8.4%). In France, 7.2% of the active population was unemployed, according to harmonized data from Eurostat. The Czech Republic (2.4%), Germany (3%) and Poland (3%) had the lowest unemployment rates.