In the eurozone, the unemployment rate rose to 6.5 percent in September from 6.4 percent in August. According to Eurostat estimates, 13.026 million people were out of work in the European Union in September, of which 11.017 million were in the Eurozone.
Compared to August, the number of unemployed in the European Union increased by 95,000 and in the Eurozone by 69,000. Compared to last September, the number of unemployed decreased by 126,000 in the European Union and by 212,000 in the Eurozone.
The Eurostat report also showed that in the Czech Republic, the unemployment rate in the under-25 age group increased in September, to 9.4 percent from 7.9 percent in August. Across the European Union, the unemployment rate in this age category rose to 14.2 from August’s 14.1 percent.
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Eurostat’s calculations are based on the generally used standard definition of unemployment by the International Labor Organization. It counts among the unemployed those who have actively looked for work in the last four weeks and are able to start work in the next two weeks.
In the case of the Czech Republic, Eurostat uses data from the Czech Statistical Office, which differ from data from the Labor Office of the Czech Republic. According to them, the unemployment rate in the Czech Republic in September remained at the August value of 3.6 percent.
Czech Statistical Officethe unemployment rate is based on the labor force sample survey, the Labor Office on the number of registered job applicants.
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