Amman, Unemployment in the eurozone dropped to 7.5% in May, the lowest rate recorded since July 2008, the European statistic agency Eurostat reported Monday.

In the 19 countries that share the euro, the jobless rate has now returned to the level when the global economic crisis unfolded in 2007-2008.

During the crisis unemployment hit a peak of 12.1% in April through May 2013.

Since falling back into single digits in September 2016 the jobless rate in the eurozone as steadily moved lower.

Eurostat said the lowest unemployment rate in the eurozone in May was the Czech Republic at 2.2%. Greece, where the latest figure dates from March, topped the list at 18.1%.

Source: Jordan News Agency