After the morning’s publication of the European PMI came time for the October publication of euro area labor market. Eurostat reports that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 9.8%.


Today’s publication continues good streak on European labor market. Compared to September of this year we recorded a decrease of 0.1 percentage points. (9.8% from 9.9% recorded in September), while the annual intake shows an even better view – exactly one year ago, the unemployment rate in Eurozone reached up to 10.6%.

The highest unemployment in countries across the Union has Greece (23.4%) and Spain (19.2%). Least unemployed is at the while in the Czech Republic and Germany. Poland, with a 5.7% unemployment rate still ranks below the European average:

Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of all the EU member states. In blue indicated the average unemployment rate in the EU, in red the average unemployment rate in the euro area. | Source: www.ec.europa.eu
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of all the EU member states. In blue indicated the average unemployment rate in the EU, in red the average unemployment rate in the euro area. | Source: www.ec.europa.eu

Today’s data are clearly positive – the European average unemployment rate was at its lowest level since February 2009.

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Reaction on EUR/USD started before the publication of the report of Eurostat. Currently pair corrects earlier gains, stopping at the local level of support:

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