The European Union has lower unemployment than the United States. In May the EU had 8.9 percent unemployment, much lower than the 9.4 percent experienced in the United States, said a Eurostat report released Thursday.
This corresponds to more than 21 million unemployed in the EU and 14.5 million unemployed in the United States. The Netherlands had the lowest rate, at only 3.2 percent, while Spain had the highest at 18.7 percent. But unemployment in Estonia grew the most over the course of a year, shooting from 3.9 percent to the 15.6 percent seen in Thursday’s report.