Updated: 02/22/2013 18:14 | By Agence France-Presse

Eurozone faces big jump in record unemployment: EU

Millions more people across the eurozone face becoming unemployed in 2013, the European Commission said on Friday, with already record unemployment likely to rise markedly throughout 2014.


The EU's winter economic forecast said the unemployment rate across the 17-state currency area would hit 12.2 percent for 2013 from 11.4 percent last year -- which could take the number of unemployed people above the 20-million mark.

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