Eurozone unemployment jumps to fresh high
31 October 2012 Last updated at 15:53 GMT
Eurozone unemployment jumped to a fresh high of 18.49 million in September, the EU statistics agency has said.
The number of people out of work rose by 146,000, pushing the unemployment rate up to 11.6%. This compares with 10.3% a year earlier.
The highest unemployment rate was recorded in Spain, where 25.8% of the workforce is out of a job, and the lowest of 4.4% was recorded in Austria.
Nigel Cassidy reports.