Netherlands has fewest unemployed in EU

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1 June 2007, LUXEMBOURG – The Netherlands has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union once again. Just 3.3 percent of the working population in the country was involuntarily unemployed in April.

1 June 2007

LUXEMBOURG – The Netherlands has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union once again. Just 3.3 percent of the working population in the country was involuntarily unemployed in April.

The Netherlands and Denmark have been vying for the lowest unemployment rate for some time; Denmark came in second again with unemployment of 3.4 percent in April.

European statistical bureau Eurostat announced these figures on Friday. The EU average fell by 0.1 percent in April to a new low of 7.1 percent. That represents about 17 million people in the EU.

Unemployment fell in 22 of the 27 EU member states in April. Poland continues to have the highest unemployment rate (11.2 percent), although the number of unemployed Poles has nearly been halved since the country's accession to the EU. Slovakia has the second highest unemployment rate (10.5 percent), followed by France and Greece (both 8.6 percent).

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