Thursday, 23. May 2013 - 01:05
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New EU regional unemployment figures for 2011 show that Salzburg and Tirol have the lowest unemployment in the whole of the EU.
The figured released by the statistical office of the European Union Eurostat show that Salzburg and Tirol had an unemployment level of just 2.5 per cent in comparison to the Spanish region of Andalucía - which had the highest proportion of unemployment with 30.4 per cent.
Upper Austria with 3.2 per cent unemployment and Styria with 3.3 per cent are also in the top ten for the most employment.
Vienna has an unemployment level of 7.1 per cent, Lower Austria 4.3 per cent, Burgenland and Vorarlberg 36.6 per cent and Carinthia 3.5 per cent.
Out of the 271 EU regions, 44 regions had an unemployment rate of a maximum 4.8 per cent.
This includes 16 regions in Germany, 10 in the Netherlands, eight of the nine Austrian regions, four in Belgium, two in Italy and one in the Czech Republic, France, Romania and the UK.
On the other end of the spectrum 17 regions have an unemployment rate higher than 19.2 per cent. Ten of these regions are in Spain, four in French Overseas Departments and three in Greece.
Long Night of the Churches
Hundreds of churches Austria-wide to open their doors for the "Long Night of the Churches" (original: "Langen Nacht der Kirchen") on May, 24.
Cheapskate Tourist Almost Died In Sewer Visit
A German tourist had a lucky escape after he decided to go underground to get a view of the Vienna sewers, and fell badly breaking several bones including his hip and his leg.
Preparation for Life Ball begins
The preparations of the Life Ball in Vienna are at full blast after delays due to bad weather last weekend. Star guests like Eva Longoria and Carmen Electra are expected at Vienna Airport on Friday.
Woman killed by Vienna tram
A female pedestrian tried to cross a street in Vienna Hietzing yesterday afternoon (Tues) without paying attention to the traffic. She was hit by the tram number 60 and died at the scene.
15 minutes free parking instead of 10
The 15-minute parking ticket will replace the 10-minute parking ticket in autumn. The only alternative is to buy your parking ticket with your phone. A parking clock does not protect you from a fine.
Lightning storm causes damage in Lower Austria
810 lightning strikes have been counted in Lower Austria last night (Tues). Meteorologists state that this is not an extraordinary number but some lightning strikes resulted in fires. The fire brigade had to set out in several towns.
Spanish Riding School for everyone
The riding centre of Heldenberg, district of Hollabrunn (Lower Austria) is now offering exclusive courses: professional riders of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna teach interested riders.
Vienna advocates a ban on pesticides
Vienna has now joined those Austrian states that advocate a cooperative strategy for a ban of the neonicotinoids pesticides. Apparently, there are tested alternatives for the pesticides that are harmful for bees.
Huge debate over multilingualism in Austria
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Exhibition Drawing Against Oblivion
The Leopold Museum in Vienna opened the the exhibition "Drawing against oblivion" on 17 May. Manfred Bockelmann drew more than 60 portraits of children and teenagers, who were victims of the Nazi terror.
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