More than 80% of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union (EU) saw their unemployment rate for persons aged 15-74 fall in 2018 compared with 2017. Around 60% recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points. However, regional unemployment rates continued to vary widely across the EU regions, with the lowest rates recorded in two Czech regions Prague (1.3%) and South-West (1.5%), and Mittelfranken (1.8%) in Germany, followed by two further German regions, Tübingen and Oberpfalz, and Cumbria in the United Kingdom (all 1.9%).

At the opposite end of the scale, the highest unemployment rates were registered in Mayotte (35.1%) an overseas region of France, the Spanish autonomous city of Ceuta (29.0%), West Macedonia (27.0%) in Greece, the Spanish autonomous city of Melilla (25.8%), Réunion (24.3%) another overseas region of France and Western Greece (24.1%).



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