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According to Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian retail trade figures show that sales rose 1.2% in November 2017 compared to October 2017, seasonally adjusted, following a rise of 0.5% in October 2017.
Eurostat released that the unemployment rate of member countries in the European Union was 7.3% in November 2017, down from 8.3% in November 2016. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area was 8.7% in September 2017, down from 9.8% in September 2016.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's exports increased by 8.2% in November 2017 year on year, while imports increased by 8.3%. Upon calendar and seasonal adjustment, November’s exports were up by 4.1% month on month while imports up by 2.3%. Trade surplus reached EUR22.3billion in November 2017.
According to Eurostat, the volume of retail trade rose by 2.8% in the euro area and by 2.7% in the EU in November 2017, over a year earlier. Compared with October 2017, the volume of retail trade increased by 1.5% in both the euro area and the EU in November 2017.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's retail turnover increased by 4.4% year on year in real terms in November 2017. Compared to the previous month, November turnover rose by 2.3% adjusted for calendar and seasonal variations.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the unemployment rate of Germany was 3.4% in November 2017. The number of unemployed persons was 1.50 million in the same period.
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