Monthly Bulletin. Employment. Monthly statistics of registered unemployed in the Community. April 1983. 1983.4
At the end of April 1983 there were 11.9 million persons registered as unemployed at public employment offices in the Community of Nine, corresponding to an unemploy-ment rate of 10.7% of the civilian working population. The absolute figures of unemployment showed a fall of 2% compared with the pre-vious month, mainly due to normal seasonal factors. The seasonally adjusted figure,-however, indicates a· further. very slight r.ise in unemployment in the Community of Nine compared with end-March 1983. Compared with the month of April 1982, the number unemployed in the Community has risen by 16% on average. This increase amounted to +32% in the F.R. of Germany, +28% in the Netherlands and +27% in Ireland. The increase was close to the Community ave-rage in the other Member countries with the exception of France where unemployment remained practically stable over the past year.