The EU statistics office Eurostat said unemployment in the 19-country currency bloc dropped to 7.9 percent in November, the lowest level since October 2008, and below economists' forecasts of an 8.1 percent rate.
Eurostat also revised down its October reading to 8.0 percent from a previous estimate of 8.1 percent.
Unemployment fell to 14.7 percent in Spain from 14.8 percent in October. It went down to 10.5 percent in Italy from 10.6 percent. The latest figures available for Greece show an 18.6 percent rate in September.
In the wider 28-country European Union, unemployment remained stable at 6.7 percent in November, Eurostat estimated.
(Reporting by Francesco Guarascio)
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