EU unemployment figures released today highlighted the disparity between countries within Europe, as Germany posted a record low rate and Italy a record high.
Our annual Clash of the Titans economic forecasting competition is taking place tomorrow night (the 18th December), so we’ve taken a look back at last year’s predictions and how they compared to what actually happened.
The UK unemployment rate in the third quarter of this year was announced today, and it has continued to fall to 6% – the lowest level since 2008.
The annual data on workless households in the UK was released this week, and it showed a record decrease in the number of households without work.
Eurostat published their unemployment update at the end of last week, showing that the rate across the EU28 has fallen from 10.9% last year to 10.2% in July.
Following on from our graph recording the impressive US recovery a fortnight ago, this week we have taken a look at the much more limited recovery in the euro zone.