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Unemployment rates fell in the majority of the EU regions

Apr 22, 2015 | News

(22 April 2015) – Just over half of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points in their regional unemployment rate in 2014 compared with 2013.

However, regional unemployment rates continued to vary widely across the EU regions in 2014.

The lowest rates were recorded in the regions of Prague in the Czech Republic and Upper Bavaria in Germany (both 2.5%), followed by Tübingen, Upper Palatinate, Lower Bavaria and Lower Franconia (all situated in Germany and all below 3.0%).

At the opposite end of the scale, the highest unemployment rates were registered in five Spanish regions: Andalucía (34.8%), the Canary islands (32.4%), Ceuta (31.9%), Extremadura (29.8%) and Castilla-la Mancha (29.0%).

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