Euro Crisis

Eurozone Unemployment Set a New Record in September

Unemployment in the 17-nation currency bloc was up to 11.6 percent from August's 11.5 percent rate


PARIS — Euro zone unemployment set another record in September, official data showed Wednesday, with 18.49 million people out of work in a weakening economy.

The jobless rate in the 17-nation currency union ticked up to 11.6 percent from the 11.5 percent in August, as 146,000 more people were classified as unemployed, Eurostat, the statistical agency of the European Union, reported from Luxembourg. The August figure, itself already a record level, was revised upward from the 11.4 percent previously reported.