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    Eurozone unemployment rate drops to near eight-year low

    The eurozone's unemployment rate has continued to fall, dropping to a near eight-year low in February.

    Figures from the Eurostat agency showed the jobless rate fell from 9.6% in January to 9.5% - the lowest since May 2009. The lowest unemployment rates were in the Czech Republic (3.4%) and Germany (3.9%), while the highest were in Greece (23.1%) and Spain (18%). France, the second-biggest economy in the eurozone, was stuck at 10%. At the height of the financial crisis, unemployment in the eurozone peaked at 12.1%.

    IHS Markit's final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the eurozone rose to 56.2 in March, from 55.4 in February. Any reading above 50 shows growth.


    However, Chris Williamson, chief business economist at IHS Markit, said high demand was bringing problems.
    "Eurozone manufacturing is clearly enjoying a sweet spell as we move into spring, but it is also suffering growing pains in the form of supply delays and rising costs," he said.
    "The survey is also signalling the highest incidence of supplier delivery delays for nearly six years, underscoring how suppliers are struggling to meet surging demand."
    source: Eurozone unemployment rate drops to near eight-year low - BBC News


    Meanwhile in Blighty: UK factory growth slows PMI slows to 54
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    Figures from the Eurostat agency showed the jobless rate fell from 9.6% in January to 9.5%
    0.1%, eh?



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    Figures from the Eurostat agency showed the jobless rate fell from 9.6% in January to 9.5% - the lowest since May 2009.
    Go EU! Go! Only 9.5% of the working population unable to find work. What an amazing achievement.

    What's the Youth Unemployment rate down to? A mere 15%?

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    0.1% is statistically insignificant, surely? The actual figure could just as easily be 'up' 0.1%, considering most ways of measuring unemployment (AFAIK) have -at their most accurate- a range of 0.24.

    I may be misinformed, or course!

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    The aggregate employment rate of the Eurozone is only significant if it were a single country called Europe. You have to look at each country individually.

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