By Scott Hamilton – Unemployment in the 17-nation bloc climbed for a fifth month to 11.9 percent, according to the median of 34 economists’s forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey. That result due on Feb. 1 would show the highest jobless rate since records began in 1995. By contrast, German unemployment data the day before may show the jobless rate there held steady for a fourth month at 6.9 percent in January, a separate survey found.
- Euro Crisis Seen Reaping Social Toll With Record Jobless – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Euro crisis seen taking social toll with record jobless (ekathimerini.com)
- Worldwide “Jobless Numbers”: Global Unemployment Hits Record High, Declining Living Standards (prn.fm)
- True number of jobless would be 27pc without emigration (independent.ie)