Unemployment in Cyprus in March was 7.2% of the active population, remaining unchanged compared to February, according to figures released by Eurostat on Friday.

The data indicates that average unemployment in the Eurozone in February was 9.9% of the active population, unchanged compared to January, while for the whole of the EU it was 9.5%, also unchanged.

In Cyprus, unemployed men were 7.0% in March, compared to 6.8% in February, while unemployed women were 7.5%, compared to 7.6% in February. Unemployed young persons under 25 years of age were 20.2%.

Eurozone countries with the best performance were The Netherlands with 4.2% and Austria with 4.3%, while the worst were Spain with 20/7% and Ireland with 14.7%

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