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Unemployment rate in world's major economies

Last updated on: January 10, 2013 09:00 IST

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With Europe feeling the brunt of economic slowdown, young people are finding it harder than ever to find a job.

Let's take a look at unemployment rate of people under 25 in 22 European and major non-EU nations.

Source: Eurostat

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae Won/Reuters

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Spain

Unemployment rate: 56.5 per cent

Overall rank: 1

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Image: Tourists stroll along Barcelona's harbour.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
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Portugal

Unemployment rate: 38.7 per cent

Overall rank: 2

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Image: Passengers wait for trains at Lisbon's subway station.
Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters
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Italy

Unemployment rate: 37.1 per cent

Overall rank: 3

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Image: An aerial view of St Peter's square in Rome.
Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters
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Slovakia

Unemployment rate: 35.8 per cent

Overall rank: 4

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Image: Revellers attend the Pohoda music festival at Trencin airport, 130km north of Bratislava.
Photographs: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters
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Ireland

Unemployment rate: 29.7 per cent

Overall rank: 5

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Image: A woman cycles past the 'Coffee To Get Her' restaurant near Dublin city centre, which becomes a bar and club in the evenings.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Poland

Unemployment rate: 28.4 per cent

Overall rank: 6

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Image: A woman walks as a snow-plough plows snow from the main market square after heavy snowfall in Krakow.
Photographs: Agencja Gazeta/Reuters
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Bulgaria

Unemployment rate: 27.4 per cent

Overall rank: 7

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Image: People skate in an outdoor ice rink in front of the National Theatre in central Sofia.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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France

Unemployment rate: 27.0 per cent

Overall rank: 8

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Image: A view of the Champs Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris.
Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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Sweden

Unemployment rate: 24.8 per cent

Overall rank: 9

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Latvia

Unemployment rate: 24.2 per cent

Overall rank: 10

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Image: View of Riga's Old City in snow.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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The Czech Republic

Unemployment rate: 21.3 per cent

Overall rank: 11

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Image: People relax on a sunny day in a park in Prague.
Photographs: David W Cerny/Reuters

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Belgium

Unemployment rate: 19.7 per cent

Overall rank: 12

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Image: Tourists walk in Brussels' Royal Galleries of Saint Hubert.
Photographs: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters
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Finland

Unemployment rate: 19.0 per cent

Overall rank: 13

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Image: Visitors walk down the main street at Moomin World theme park in Naatali.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Lithuania

Unemployment rate: 18.6 per cent

Overall rank: 14

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Image: A Lithuanian drives a Velomobile outside the cathedral in Vilnius.
Photographs: Liutauras Strimaitis/Reuters
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Malta

Unemployment rate: 16.4 per cent

Overall rank: 15

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Image: Dancers perform during Notte Bianca (White Night) celebrations in Valletta.
Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
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Denmark

Unemployment rate: 14.2 per cent

Overall rank: 16

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The Netherlands

Unemployment rate: 9.7 per cent

Overall rank: 17

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Austria

Unemployment rate: 9.0 per cent

Overall rank: 18

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Germany

Unemployment rate: 8.1 per cent

Overall rank: 19

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Image: Hat designer Fiona Bennett and her assistants work in Bennett's studio at Potsdamer Street in Berlin.
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The United States

Unemployment rate: 15.6 per cent

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Image: Tourists gather in Times Square in New York.
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Israel

Unemployment rate: 12.1 per cent

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Image: People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv.
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Japan

Unemployment rate: 8 per cent


Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
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