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Eurozone unemployment stuck at 10.1% in August

A man looks in the window of a jobs centre in Dublin
Image caption Crisis-struck Ireland saw its unemployment rate edge up

Unemployment in the eurozone remained stubbornly high at 10.1% in August, despite higher growth than expected.

According to Eurostat data, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from the previous month.

A total of 15.87m people were seeking work, according to the survey.

Crisis-struck Ireland saw its rate creep up from 13.8% to 13.9%. A poll in the Irish Times suggests 61% want Prime Minister Brian Cowen to resign.

Germany saw its unemployment rate dip slightly, to 6.8%, while Spain saw its rate jump again, to 20.5%.

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