Jobless Rate in Euro Zone Stays at Record

FRANKFURT — The number of people out of work in the euro zone rose slightly in September, according to official data published on Thursday, showing that signs of renewed economic growth have not yet filtered through to the labor market.

The jobless rate itself was 12.2 percent last month, a record high and the same as the figure for August, which was revised upward. But the absolute number of jobless people in the 17 countries in the euro area rose by 60,000 from a total of about 19.5 million, according to Eurostat, the European Union statistics agency in Luxembourg.  Read more

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