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Slovenia posts lowest jobless rate among EU states in SEE in May

Jul 3, 2024, 4:17:38 PMArticle by Mihaela Miteva
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July 3 (SeeNews) - Slovenia posted the lowest seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate among EU member states in Southeast Europe (SEE) in May, at 3.2%, Eurostat said.

Slovenia posts lowest jobless rate among EU states in SEE in May
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In comparison, Greece registered the highest unemployment rate among EU members in SEE and second-highest in the EU, at 10.6%, preceded only by Spain with 11.7%, the EU's statistical office said in a monthly data release on Tuesday.

All other three EU states in SEE, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania, posted unemployment rates below the bloc's average of 6% in the month under review, at 4.4%, 5.3% and 5.4%, respectively.

At the same time, all countries in the SEE region but Bulgaria marked annual declines in their jobless rates in May, with Croatia marking the biggest one, at 0.8 percentage points (pp). In comparison, Bulgaria's unemployment rate remained unchanged year-on-year.

Details on the unemployment rates of EU member states in SEE in May follow (in pct):

Unemployment Youth unemployment
Bulgaria 4.4 14.0
Croatia 5.3 n/a
Greece 10.6 23.8
Romania 5.4 n/a
Slovenia 3.2 n/a
Euro area 6.4 14.2
EU average 6.0 14.4

Source: Eurostat

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