Month-on-month statistics show a 0.2 percent jump from 7.1 percent between March and April because coronavirus lockdowns across the Continent. Eurostat, the European Union’s official statistical office, estimated the bloc-wide unemployment rate to be 6.6 percent in April, up from 6.4 percent in March. It estimated that 14.079 million people across the EU are unemployed in April, an increase of 397,000 on the previous month.
In the EU’s 19-country single currency bloc there were almost 12 million unemployment cases registered, up 211,000 between March and April.
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EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen