Statistics in Focus. Regions. EU unemployment still marked by wide regional variations. 1998.3
In April 1997, the unemployment rate in the NUTS-2 regions of the European Union varied between 2.5% and 32.0%. Breakdowns by gender and age highlight even greater regional differences. The rate of un-employment among women, for example, ranged from 2.7% to 41.8%, while between 5.0% and 64.9% of under-25s were out of work.