Statistical Telegram. Monthly statistics of registered unemployment in the European Community.
The number of registered unemployed in the Community went up by 360,000 in July 1977 to reach 5,600,000. This increase can be largely accounted for by normal seasonal variations and is due essentially to the arrival of school~leavers on the labour market. However, seasonal variations do not explain all the increase recorded. In July 1977 the proportion of registered unemployed to the total civilian working population came to 5·4% for the Community as a whole which is · appreciably higher than in June 1977 (5.1 %) and well above the level of July last year (4.8 %). The percentages calculated for each Member-State range from 3.8 % to 9·5 %. The size of the upward movement in the number of persons registered as unemployed over the previous month varies from country to country. The increase was 164,000 in the United Kingdom, 52,000 in Belgium, 48,000 in Italy, 42,000 in the Federal Republic of Germany, 37,000 in France, 15,000 in the Netherlands, 3,000 in Denmark, 300 in Ireland and 100 in Luxembourg.
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DescriptionEUROSTAT:THEME 3:STATISTICS IN FOCUS/RAPID REPORTS:Employment and Unemployment