May 3, 2012 - Euro-Zone Economics by Country is Worsening: Business activity in the euro zone’s manufacturing sector shrank at the sharpest pace in almost three years in April, according to a closely watched survey, and the currency area’s unemployment rate rose in March to match a record, as 169,000 people lost their jobs, indicating the region’s economy is likely to continue to contract in the second quarter.
Manufacturing activity in the U.S. and Asia expanded in April, by contrast, as the fiscal crisis and austerity programs took a toll on the euro zone.
The interactive graphics tell the tale of woe by country, e.g., GDP, public debt, budget balance, surplus or deficit, consumer prices and unemployment. The Euro-Zone crisis tracker expands on each country. Follow the link below for the complete article, interactive graphics, videos, comments and more.
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