an increase in their unemployment rate. The smallest increases were observed in Germany (7.1% to 7.6%), Luxemburg (5.2% to 6.0%) and Malta (6.2% to 7.0%). The highest increases were registered in Latvia (10
in eleven and fell in nine. The highest increases were registered in Slovakia (+21.3%), Romania (+16.3%) and Germany (+15.3%), and the largest decreases in Ireland (-13.2%), Estonia (-10.3%) and Hungary (-6
.8%), and the highest rates in Latvia (19.7%) and Spain (19.3%).
Compared with a year ago, all Member States recorded an increase in their unemployment rate. The smallest increases were observed in Germany (7.1% to 7
%), and Germany (41%). However many of the smaller countries bettered their larger neighbours, namely Belgium (66%), the Netherlands (63%) and Switzerland (60%).The lowest levels of hiring were in Luxembourg at 29
companies in Germany were called, 114 were able to answer in perfect English, 85 were able to answer in French, and a large number could also speak Spanish too.
Responses from French companies also put