Eurozone unemployment rises to record 12.2% in September

BRUSSELS (AFP) - The unemployment rate across the 17-country eurozone hit a record 12.2 per cent in September, with some 19.5 million people classed as jobless by EU data agency Eurostat.

Thursday's figures showed the August rate had been revised up from 12.0 per cent to 12.2 per cent, but with an extra 60,000 on the dole across the single currency area, that meant nearly 19.5 million people listed as out of work.