Grim record as euro nations' jobless level rises to 18.2 mil.
AFPBRUSSELS -- Jobless numbers shot up to a record 18.2 million in the eurozone in August, official data showed Monday after a sharp revision to earlier figures highlighted the damage caused by the debt crisis.
October 2, 2012, 12:02 am TWN
The grim 18,196,000 headline jobless figure for August released by Eurostat was the highest since records began in 1995 and equated to a massive jump of 2,144,000 in the last 12 months.
In a statement, the European Union agency said the August unemployment rate of 11.4 percent was “stable” compared to July, with just a 34,000 increase.