Bulgaria and Slovenia recorded the lowest seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate among EU member states in Southeast Europe (SEE) in December – of 4.0%, Eurostat said on Wednesday.
By contrast, Greece had the second-highest jobless rate in the European Union at 11.6% in the month under review, preceded only by Spain with 13.1%, the EU’s statistical office said in a statement.
Apart from Greece, Croatia was the other EU member in SEE whose rate of unemployment exceeded the bloc’s average of 6.1%, standing at 6.4%.
All SEE countries in the EU saw annual declines in their jobless rates in December, with Greece recording the biggest one, of 1.3 percentage points.
Details on the jobless rates of the EU member states in SEE in December 2022 follow (in pct):