Jobless in the Crisis Euro-Zone Unemployment Higher than Ever Before

The European debt crisis and related austerity measures continue to drive up unemployment across the euro zone. In September, according to statistics released on Wednesday, fully 18.5 million people were without work in the common currency area, more than ever before.
People waiting their turn at an employment office in Madrid last week.

People waiting their turn at an employment office in Madrid last week.

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cgh -- with wire reports