Unemployment rate in the EU dropped in April to 9.4% from 9.5% in the previous month and the one in the euro zone was 9.9% to a similar level to the one registered in March according to Eurostat data. In the similar period of 2010, the unemployment rate was 9.7% in the EU and of 10.2% in the euro zone.
The number of jobless in the EU 27 was in April of 22.54 million people of which 15.52 million in the euro zone. Eurostat does not present unemployment rates in Romania because our country only reports on a quarterly basis. In the last quarter of last year, unemployment in Romania was 7.4%.