EU Jobless Rate Hits Record of 11%, But German Unemployment Rate Improves

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COGwriter By Michael

European unemployment gets worse. Spain has the worst unemployment in the EU, but Germany actually continues to improve. Here’s a recent report from the Financial Times:

Eurozone jobless rate hits record 11%
June 1, 2012

Spain again saw by far the worst unemployment performance, with its rate rising to 24.3 per cent in April… By contrast, German unemployment fell further – to only 5.4 per cent of the workforce.

For years, Germany has been one of the world’s top exporter nations and has been strengthening the EU economy.

Later, the article optimistically states that if EU economies improve, unemployment is expected to still hit 11.5% this year. To combat economic difficulties, European Central Bank hopes to decrease interest rates further. The decrease in interest rates will likely encourage EU countries to go further in debt. This will help Germany gain more financial control of Europe.

This type of dependence on Germany does make the EU unstable, but Daniel 2:41-43 does prophecy this for a period of time:

41 Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. 43 As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.

Germany, biblically known as Assyria, is the strongest economy in the European Union. Although Germany will likely see many difficulties as well as other European nations, their economy will last until Christ returns. Daniel 2:44 states:

44 And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

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