A look at the unemployment rates in the eurozone

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Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, estimates that unemployment across the 17-country eurozone rose to 10.8 percent in February, a new record since the euro launched in 1999.

Here's how the countries compare:

Spain 23.6 percent

Greece 21.0 percent+

Portugal 15.0 percent

Ireland 14.7 percent

Slovakia 14.0 percent

Estonia 11.7 percent+

France 10.0 percent

Cyprus 9.7 percent

Italy 9.3 percent

Slovenia 8.7 percent

Finland 7.4 percent

Belgium 7.2 percent

Malta 6.8 percent

Germany 5.7 percent

Luxembourg 5.2 percent

Netherlands 4.9 percent

Austria 4.2 percent


+December 2011 figure

Source: Eurostat

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