In August 2020, unemployment rates increased for the fifth consecutive month, accounting for up to 8.1% for the euro area, and up to 7.4% for the European Union. Estimations indicate that, during this month, 15.6 million citizens, 13.2 million of whom being in the euro area, were left unemployed.

More Information can be found on Eurostat’s 1st of October 2020 News Release.