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The euro area unemployment rate rose marginally in May, figures from Eurostat showed Thursday. The unemployment rate climbed to 7.4 percent in May from 7.3 percent in April. In the same period last year, the jobless rate was 7.6 percent. The number of people out of work increased by 159,000 from...

Italy's jobless rate increased in May after easing in the previous month, data from the statistical office ISTAT showed on Thursday. The jobless rate rose to 7.8 percent in May from 6.6 percent in April. In March, the unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. Economists had expected the rate to rise to 7.7...

Switzerland's consumer prices declined for the fifth straight month in June, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Thursday. The consumer price index decreased 1.3 percent year-on-year in June, the same rate of decline as seen in May. This was the fifth consecutive drop in prices. Economists...

Romania's producer prices declined at the fastest pace in nearly four years in May, data from the National Institute of Statistics showed on Thursday. The producer price index declined 2.01 percent year-on-year in May, following a 1.67 percent drop in April. The latest decline was the biggest since...

preview oct12 01jul20 Unemployment data from euro area is due on Thursday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, Spain's unemployment data for June is due. The number of people out of work had increased 26,600 in May.

germany unemployement 032918 01jul20 Despite the coronavirus pandemic weighing on the German economic activity, unemployment increased less than expected in June, helped by the short-time work program. Data from the Federal Employment Agency revealed that the number of unemployed persons rose by 69,000 in June from previous month, which was much less than economists' forecast of 120,000. In May, the number of people out of work had

Italy's manufacturing sector contracted at a slower pace in June amid looser lockdown restrictions, survey data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The factory Purchasing Managers' Index advanced to 47.5 in June from 45.4 in May. However, the score signaled a twenty-first successive deterioration...

Greece's manufacturing activity logged a fractional deterioration in June, amid a fall in output and new orders, survey results from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index increased to 49.4 in June from 41.1 in May. A score below 50 indicates contraction in the sector. Production...

The Czech Republic's manufacturing sector deteriorated at a softer pace in June after the lockdown restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic were eased, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The headline manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 44.9 in June from...

Turkey's manufacturing sector expanded in June, amid an easing of restrictions related to Covid-19, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The Istanbul Chamber of Industry Turkey manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 53.9 in June from 40.9 in May. Any reading above 50...

Spain's manufacturing sector continued to contract but at the slowest pace in four months due to the easing of lockdown measures, survey results from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 49.0 in June from 38.3 in May. A score below 50 indicates contraction. The...

Poland's manufacturing sector contracted at a slower pace in June, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 47.2 in June from 40.6 in May. Any reading below 50 indicates contraction in the sector. The gain was the second biggest...

The Dutch manufacturing sector contracted at a softer rate in June, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The NEVI manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 45.2 in June from 40.5 in May. This was the softest rate of decline in the three months sequence of deterioration....

Sweden's manufacturing sector increased in June, survey data from Swedbank and the logistics association SILF showed on Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index for the manufacturing sector increased to 47.3 in June from a revised 40.0 in May. Any reading below 50 indicates contraction in the sector. "However,...

ukpmi oct01 01jul20 The UK manufacturing sector showed signs of stabilizing in June, following the steep downturn caused by the coronavirus, or Covid-19, pandemic, final data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply/ IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose sharply to 50.1 in June from 40.7 in May. The reading came in line with the flash estimate.

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