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Eurozone jobless numbers hit record 18 million

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, August 31, 2012 7:17 EDT
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AFP – Jobless numbers across the 17-nation eurozone hit a record 18 million in July, the EU statistics agency said Friday.

An additional 88,000 people joined the ranks of the unemployed throughout July, although upwardly-revised June data meant that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 11.3 percent, with Eurostat confirming that the 18,002,000 headline figure was the highest since records began in 1995.

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