Statistical telegram. Monthly statistics of registered unemployment in the European Community.
Between the end of February and the end of March, the number of registered unemployment in the European Community as a whole fell by a quarter of a million, that is, by 4·3 percent. At the end of March, some five and a half million people were on the registers of public employment offices. This corresponds to 5«3 % of the civilian working population of the Community. It is likely that the reduction in March was largely seasonal. During March, the number of registered unemployed fell for the second consecutive month in every member country of the Community but the size of the March reduction varied considerably from country to country : 11 % in the Federal Republic of Germany, 8 % in the Netherlands and Denmark, 3 % in France and the United Kingdom, 2 % in Belgium and 1 fo in Italy and Ireland. The only countries to record a decrease compared with the same month last year were the Federal Republic of Germany ( 9 %) and the Netherlands ( 8 $); in the other countries, unemployment increased, + 27 % in Denmark, + 16 % in Belgium, + 9 Ì° in France, + 8 % in the United Kingdom and + 6 $ in Italy.
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EUROSTAT:THEME 3:STATISTICS IN FOCUS/RAPID REPORTS:Employment and Unemployment