The Euro Area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1 % in August 2017, stable compared to July 2017 and down from 9.9 % in August 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.6 % in August 2017, down from 7.7 % in July 2017 and from 8.5 % in August 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since November 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.