In May 2020 the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.4%, up from 7.3% in April 2020.
The EU unemployment rate was 6.7% in May 2020, up from 6.6% in April 2020.
These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Eurostat estimates that 14.366 million men and women in the EU, of whom 12.146 million in the euro area, were unemployed in May 2020.
Compared with April 2020, the number of persons unemployed increased by 253 000 in the EU and by 159 000 in the euro area.