The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in October 2018, stable compared with
September 2018 and down from 7.4% in October 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since the start of the EU monthly unemployment series in January 2000.
These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical Office of the European Union. Eurostat estimates that 16.626 million men and women in the EU28, of whom 13.172 million in the euro area, were unemployed in October 2018. Compared with September2018, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 4000 in the EU28 and increased by 12000 in the euro area. Compared with October 2017, unemployment fell by 1.523 million in the EU28 and by 1. 121million in the euro area