February 2015 - Euro area unemployment rate at 11.3% - EU28 at 9.8% European Commission - EUROSTAT 31 March 2015 The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.3% in February 2015, down from 11.4% in January 2015, and from 11.8% in February 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2012.
Labour costs in the EU - Hourly labour costs ranged from €3.8 to €40.3 across the EU Member States in 2014 - Lowest in Bulgaria, highest in Denmark European Commission - EUROSTAT 30 March 2015 In 2014, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €24.6 in the European Union (EU) and €29.2 in the euro area (EA18).
International trade in goods in 2014 EU's top trading partners in 2014: the United States for exports, China for imports Trade between Member States largely prevails though European Commission - EUROSTAT 27 March 2015 In 2014, the United States (€515.6 bn, or 15% of total EU trade in goods) and China (€467.3 bn, or 14%) continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Russia (€285.1 bn, or 8%)...
Joint statement on confirmation of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina European Commission - Statement 01 April 2015 Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement negotiations, issued the following statement yesterday: "Today's confirmation of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and...
Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the impact of fighting in Yemen European Commission - Statement 01 April 2015 The impact on the civilian population, in particular on children, of the ongoing fighting between different militias, bombardments and disruption of essential services is reaching alarming proportions and exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation.