the seasonally adjusted youth unemployment rate in EU member states as of May 2018. The unemployment trend at that moment was downwards. The current economic crisis has however reversed much of the progress achieved in Europe since 2000. At that time, EU-28 unemployment hit a low.2 million persons (equivalent to a rate.8 ) before rising sharply in the wake of the economic crisis.
However, other factors such as labour market policies and demographic developments may also influence the short and long-term evolution. For Denmark and Portugal: monthly data (3 month moving average) up to and including May, June and July 2018. Monthly unemployment and employment series are calculated first at the level of four categories for each Member State (males and females 15-24 years, males and females 25-74 years).
Table 1: Unemployment rate Source: Eurostat (une_rt_a) Youth unemployment Higher youth unemployment in the euro area than in the EU since mid-2012 Youth unemployment rates are generally much higher, even double or more than double, than unemployment rates for all ages. Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018). Figure 1: Change in the number of unemployed persons (compared to previous month, in thousands seasonally adjusted, January 2011 - June 2018. EA-19 ) 2, were unemployed in June 2018. There are monthly estimates for all EU-28 Member States. In Japan, between 20, unemployment rates were much lower than in the EU, ranging between.4 in the third quarter 2009 and.7 in the fourth quarter of 2017. By the end of 2002, this gender gap had narrowed to around.4 percentage points and between 2002 and mid-2007 this gap remained more or less constant. Globalisation and technological progress have an ever-increasing effect on daily life, and the demand for different types of labour and skills is evolving at a rapid pace.