The euro-zone’s unemployment rate was at 11 percent in April, the highest since the euro currency was established in 1999, the Associated Press reports. About 17.4 million are unemployed in the euro region. Here’s a look at how residents in some euro-zone countries have been grappling with high unemployment rates. Unemployment figures are according to an AP report.
SpainSergi Tormentas, 20, center, is seen among other protesters as they shout slogans against the government's recently approved labor reforms during a demonstration in Barcelona on Feb. 19, 2012. Sergi is one of Spain's young people who are becoming a "Lost Generation,” with no work and seemingly with no real prospects of getting work. Spain's unemployment rate is 24.3 percent, the highest in the euro zone.Emilio Morenatti/AP