EU 28 unemployment down to 8.8%
Eurostat estimates that the EU28 unemployment rate was 8.8% in March 2016, down from 8.9% in February 2016, and from 9.7% in March 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 for seven years, since April 2009.
According to Eurostat 21.419 million men and women in the EU28, were unemployed in March 2016. Compared with February 2016, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 250 000.