Paris, Nov 13 (EFE) .- Unemployment remained stable at 5.7% of the active population in the OECD as a whole in September, and this despite the declines observed in the two main blocks It is composed of the United States and the euro zone. p>
According to data released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a statement, unemployment decreased by two tenths that month in the United States to 4.2% and by one tenth in the euro area to 8.9%. p>
Within the countries of the single currency, there were declines of up to three tenths in Latvia (to 7.9%), two tenths in Belgium (to 7.1%) and in Portugal (to 8.6%) and one tenth in Spain (to 16.7%), while the three largest same figures as in August: France (9.7%), Germany (3.6%) and Italy (11.1%). p>
Greece was once again the OECD country with the highest unemployment active population in July, the last data available), followed by Spain (16.7%), Turkey (11.3% in July, the last statistic published) and Italy (11.1%). p>
Throughout the OECD, 35,656,000 unemployed people were counted in September, which despite the decrease that has been seen in recent years means still 3 million more that in April 2008, when they began to notice the first effects of the financial crisis.