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Eurozone jobless rate holds on to post-crisis low

Eurostat said there were 15.9 million unemployed in the eurozone in November, down 15,000 on the previous monthThe eurozone jobless rate held at the lowest level in some seven years in November as a modest economic upturn continues, official data showed on Monday. Coming in at 9.8 percent in November, unchanged from October, the jobless rate for the 19-nation eurozone was the best since July 2009, according to the official statistics agency Eurostat, and in line with analyst forecasts compiled by Factset. The figures, plus other economic reports, have bolstered hopes the eurozone is finally turning the corner on the 2007-8 financial crash and subsequent debt crisis when unemployment peaked at 12.1 percent.

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