THE SUN MANIPULATES UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES TO TRY AND MAKE THE EU LOOK BAD

8 Sep

Tabloid Corrections

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Eurostat has published its latest unemployment figures for the EU and the Eurozone, and The Sun has cherry-picked and distorted the data to try and make an anti-EU point.

The July 2016 statistics, available here, show that unemployment and youth unemployment is gradually falling overall. It is also falling within the majority of individual EU countries, rising in only three countries (Estonia, Austria and Belgium).

Yet there is no mention of this in The Sun report on the findings. In an article titled ‘EU ISN’T WORKING’, the tabloid – which encouraged its readers to vote for Brexit in the EU referendum vote – has singled out countries with the highest unemployment and youth unemployment rates, contrasting them with UK figures to try and imply that the EU is to blame.

This is despite the fact that the biggest economy in the EU – Germany – has one of the…

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