As in the countries of the monetary union and the EU as a whole, unemployment has increased sensitivity compared to September 2011, when rates were respectively 10.3% for the euro area and 9.8% for the EU.
Eurostat estimates that the September unemployment in the EU were 25.751 million, of which 18.49 million were in the euro zone.
Compared to August, unemployment in the EU as a whole has increased by 169 thousand, while the euro - compared with 146 thousand in September 2011 unemployment in the community has increased by 2.145 million in the euro zone - with 2.174 million
Countries with the lowest unemployment rates were 4.4 percent in Austria, Luxembourg and Germany 5.2% and Netherlands - with 5.4 percent. The highest unemployment rate remains in Spain - 25.8%, and Greece - 25.1%, the data for Greece in July.
Unemployment in Bulgaria for September remains unchanged from the August level of 12.4%. In the EU, higher unemployment rates are persistent in Greece, Spain, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia, Lithuania and Ireland. According to the Employment Agency unemployment in Bulgaria in September was 10.6 percent e.
In October, the annual inflation in the euro zone is expected to fall to 2.5 percent from 2.6 percent in September.