Paris, Nov 13 (EFE) .- Unemployment remained stable at 5.7% of the active population in the OECD as a whole in September, and this despite the declines observed in the two main blocks It is composed of the United States and the euro zone.
According to data released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a statement, unemployment decreased by two tenths that month in the United States to 4.2% and by one tenth in the euro area to 8.9%.
Within the countries of the single currency, there were declines of up to three tenths in Latvia (to 7.9%), two tenths in Belgium (to 7.1%) and in Portugal (to 8.6%) and one tenth in Spain (to 16.7%), while the three largest same figures as in August: France (9.7%), Germany (3.6%) and Italy (11.1%).
Greece was once again the OECD country with the highest unemployment active population in July, the last data available), followed by Spain (16.7%), Turkey (11.3% in July, the last statistic published) and Italy (11.1%).
Throughout the OECD, 35,656,000 unemployed people were counted in September, which despite the decrease that has been seen in recent years means still 3 million more that in April 2008, when they began to notice the first effects of the financial crisis.