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November 2017 eu unemployment at 8.7%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.7% in November 2017, down from 8.8% in October 2017 and from 9.8% in November 2016.

This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in November 2017, down from 7.4% in October 2017 and from 8.3% in November 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since October 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Industrial production in euro area up by 3.2% since July 2016

In July 2017 compared with June 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it decreased by 0.3% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2017, industrial production fell by 0.6% in both zones. In July 2017 compared with July 2016, industrial production increased by 3.2% in the euro area and by 3.1% in the EU28.

Eurostat: Industrial production down by 0.6% in euro area

In June 2017 compared with May 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.6% in the euro area
(EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European
Union. In May 2017, industrial production rose by 1.2% in both zones.
In June 2017 compared with June 2016, industrial production increased by 2.6% in the euro area and by 2.9% in
the EU28.

Monthly comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The decrease of 0.6% in industrial production in the euro area in June 2017, compared with May 2017, is due to
production of capital goods falling by 1.9%, durable consumer goods by 1.2%, non-durable consumer goods by
0.4% and intermediate goods by 0.3%, while production of energy rose by 1.8%
In the EU28, the decrease of 0.5% is due to production of capital goods falling by 1.5%, durable consumer goods
by 0.8%, intermediate goods by 0.4% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.3%, while production of energy rose
by 1.4%. Among Member States for which data are available, the largest decreases in industrial production were registered in Ireland (-7.5%), the Czech Republic (-3.8%) and Malta (-3.2%), and the highest increases in Luxembourg (+3.4%), Estonia, Croatia and the Netherlands (all +1.2%).

Annual comparison by main industrial grouping and by Member State

The increase of 2.6% in industrial production in the euro area in June 2017, compared with June 2016, is due to
production of energy rising by 5.1%, durable consumer goods by 4.0%, intermediate goods by 3.8%, capital goods
by 1.6% and non-durable consumer goods by 0.6%.
In the EU28, the increase of 2.9% is due to production of durable consumer goods rising by 4.2%, intermediate
goods by 3.9%, energy by 3.7%, capital goods by 2.4% and non-durable consumer goods by 1.5%.
Among Member States for which data are available, the highest increases in industrial production were registered
in Estonia (+14.5%).