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Unemployment increased in Lithuania in December as it fell across the eurozone, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the EU statistics agency.
Unemployment rises in Lithuania as it falls across eurozone
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During December, the eurozone unemployment rate dropped from 10.5% to 10.4%, or to its lowest level since September 2011. In Lithuania, unemployment rose from 8.4% to 8.5% in the same period.

Among European Union countries, the lowest unemployment rate was recorded in the Czech Republic and Germany in December, at only 4.5%. Malta had the third lowest unemployment rate at 5.1%. Greece is still suffering from the EU‘s highest unemployment at 24.5% with Spain following with its unemployment rate still at 20.8%.

Youth unemployment fell from 14.9% to 14.3% in Lithuania in December. It dropped slightly in Eurozone countries from 22.1% to 22% in euro zone countries while it remained unchanged in the EU as a whole at 19.7%.

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