The Czech Republic had the lowest jobless rate in the bloc in June, at 2.8 percent, followed by the Netherlands, with 3.3 percent, while Poland and Malta tied for third place, each with 3.6 percent, according to the Eurostat agency.
Meanwhile, Greece and Spain shared the EU's highest seasonally-adjusted jobless rate of 15.1 percent in June, the agency's data showed on Friday.
Eurostat reported that the EU average for June was 7.1 percent, down from 7.3 percent in May.
Poland’s Central Statistical Office (GUS), which uses a different methodology, reported last week that the Polish jobless rate dropped to 5.9 percent in June, from 6.1 percent in May.
Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin has said the government has spent more than PLN 200 billion (EUR 44 billion, USD 52 billion) to save almost 7 million jobs since the coronavirus crisis hit the country in March last year.
Source: PAP, europa.eu/eurostat