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New Forest East

DWP – UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS: UK V. EUROZONE COUNTRIES – 7 January 2019

Dr Julian Lewis: How do our low unemployment levels compare with those of France and other countries unfortunate enough to be trapped in the eurozone?

[The Minister for Employment (Alok Sharma): That is a typically forthright question from my right hon. Friend. To compare rates, in France the unemployment rate is over 9% I believe, but of course the other incredibly important progress we have made is in youth unemployment. That has been almost halved since 2010, thanks to the work we have been doing in government.]