Unemployment, it’s now

Unemployment across the Eurozone hit a new high with the number of jobless people in the region rising to 18.8 million. Here we see how the Europeans come through this difficult situation in their varied ways.

A file photo taken on January 20, 2010, shows people entering a job centre in Bromley, Kent, in south-east England. -Photo by AFP
A file photo taken on January 20, 2010, shows people entering a job centre in Bromley, Kent, in south-east England. -Photo by AFP
Homeless men prepare to bed down for the night under a road bridge in the Rouf district of Athens. Greece, which is struggling with its worst financial crisis in decades, suffered freezing temperatures in many parts of the country and snowfall in Athens. Municipal officials have opened temporary shelters for people sleeping in the cold snap. -Photo by AP
Homeless men prepare to bed down for the night under a road bridge in the Rouf district of Athens. Greece, which is struggling with its worst financial crisis in decades, suffered freezing temperatures in many parts of the country and snowfall in Athens. Municipal officials have opened temporary shelters for people sleeping in the cold snap. -Photo by AP
A file photo taken on September 4, 2012, shows people waiting in line at a government employment office in central Madrid, Spain. -Photo by AFP
A file photo taken on September 4, 2012, shows people waiting in line at a government employment office in central Madrid, Spain. -Photo by AFP
Jose Fonseca, 62, who has been unemployed for six months, plays music on the street for money in downtown Lisbon, Portugal. Fonseca, who has been working in the construction sector for 43 years, says he receives 274 euro ($358.5) as a monthly unemployment benefit. -Photo by AP
Jose Fonseca, 62, who has been unemployed for six months, plays music on the street for money in downtown Lisbon, Portugal. Fonseca, who has been working in the construction sector for 43 years, says he receives 274 euro ($358.5) as a monthly unemployment benefit. -Photo by AP
Spaniard Jose Rodriguez, 41, an unemployed construction worker who has been jobless since 2011, pushes a trolley he uses to collect scrap metal and other recyclable items from rubbish bins in Palma de Mallorca, one of Spain
Spaniard Jose Rodriguez, 41, an unemployed construction worker who has been jobless since 2011, pushes a trolley he uses to collect scrap metal and other recyclable items from rubbish bins in Palma de Mallorca, one of Spain's major tourist islands. One in four Spaniards are out of work and Spain's economy is contracting under the weight of 60 billion euros ($79 billion) worth of budget cuts, and expected to dip 1.5 percent this year - likely to leave even more people out of work. -Photo by Reuters
Bankia workers protest against jobs cuts outside the Bank of Spain building in Madrid. The placard (L) reads: ?Bank workers to the bank, thieves to the courtroom dock?. -Photo by Reuters
Bankia workers protest against jobs cuts outside the Bank of Spain building in Madrid. The placard (L) reads: ?Bank workers to the bank, thieves to the courtroom dock?. -Photo by Reuters
A Virgin Megastore employee holds a sign reading ?Unemployment, it
A Virgin Megastore employee holds a sign reading ?Unemployment, it's now? during a demonstration against planned job cuts at the entrance of the store in Strasbourg, eastern France. -Photo by AFP
A woman begs for money amid passers-by in downtown Milan, Italy. -Photo by AP
A woman begs for money amid passers-by in downtown Milan, Italy. -Photo by AP

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