In April 2022, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8%, stable compared with March 2022 and down from 8.2% in April 2021. The EU unemployment rate was 6.2% in April 2022, also stable compared with March 2022 and down from 7.5% in April 2021. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat estimates that 13.264 million men and women in the EU, of whom 11.181 million in the euro area, were unemployed in April 2022. Compared with April 2021, unemployment decreased by 2.543 million in the EU and by 2.175 million in the euro area.
In April 2022, 2.600 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU, of whom 2.122 million were in the euro area. In April 2022, the youth unemployment rate was 13.9% in both the EU and in the euro area, down from 14.0% in both areas in the previous month. Compared with March 2022, youth unemployment decreased by 6 thousand in the EU and by one thousand in the euro area. Compared with April 2021, youth unemployment decreased by 685 thousand in the EU and by 555 thousand in the euro area.
Unemployment by sex
In April 2022, the unemployment rate for women was 6.5% in the EU, down from 6.6% in March 2022. The unemployment rate for men was 5.8% in April 2022, down from 5.9% in March 2022. In the euro area, the unemployment rate for women remained stable at 7.2% in April 2022, while the unemployment rate for men decreased from 6.5% to 6.4%.
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