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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.