Eurostat said the jobless rate in the single currency area fell to 7.9 per cent in November, a 10-year low and down from a revised 8.0 per cent for the previous month.
With the latest data, unemployment nears the average rate before the 2007-08 financial crisis, when it stood at 7.5 per cent.
At the worst of the ensuing debt crisis in 2013, unemployment reached a record 12.1 per cent in the euro area.
In the full 28 countries of the European Union, the unemployment rate stood at 6.7 per cent in November, stable compared to a month earlier, Eurostat said.
This remains the lowest EU-wide number since measurements began in 2000, with the Czech Republic, closely linked to Germany's economy, at a tiny 1.9 per cent unemployment rate.
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