Monthly Bulletin. Employment. Monthly statistics of registered unemployed in the Community.
The rapid growth of registered unemployment in the European Community of the Nine since the Spring of 1980 continued during September 1981 with a seasonally-adjusted increase of 2.4%. Once more the increase was more for men than for women(+ 2.7% aginast + 1.8%). With 9 .. 4 million people registered as unemployed at public employment offices at the end of September, the Community of Nine reached an unemployment rate of 8.5% of the civilian working population, compared with 8.3% at the end of August. The lowest unemployment rate was in Luxembourg (1.0%) followed bt F.R. Germany (4.8%). At· the other end of the scale were Ireland with 10.4%, the United Kingdom 11.5% and Belgium 12.8%. Seasonally-adjusted figures, despite somewhat divergent tendencies in the absolute numbers unemployed, show a worsening of the situation already observed over recent months in all Community countries, without exception.
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