Sunday, June 03, 2007

Bragging Rights

Unemployment figures in the EU, as reported by

The EU average fell by 0.1 percent in April to a new low of 7.1 percent. That represents about 17 million people in the EU.

Poland continues to have the highest unemployment rate (11.2 percent), although the number of unemployed Poles has nearly been halved since the country's accession to the EU. (Which may in fact be the result of EU accounting practices, because the figures here contradict that.)

Slovakia has the second highest unemployment rate (10.5 percent), followed by France and Greece (both 8.6 percent).

They didn't mention the German unemployment rate: German unemployment dropped to 9.1 per cent in May. Down from 9.8 in March and 9.5 in April.

If Germany spent more time creating jobs in innovation and technology and less time investing in global warming scams, they wouldn't rival Slovakia in unemployment.

The EU Parliament voting is another bragging right.

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