Youngsters under 25 have a hard time finding a place to work in Romania, unemployment reaching a level of 20%, one of the highest rates in Europe, despite the fact that unemployment on a national level is close to the European average, the EU statistics institute, Eurostat, informs.

In September, Romania ranked third in Europe for this indicator, after Greece (22.9%) and France (21.6%). In Europe, the general unemployment rate was 7.0% in September, compared to 7.1% in August. In the Euro zone, the rate decreased from 7.4 to 7.3%.

The lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Holland (3.1%), Denmark (3.3%), Cyprus (3.7) and Lithuania (4.1%), while the highest rates were found in Slovakia (11.1%), Poland (8.8%) and France (8.6%).