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INSTANT VIEW -Euro zone Aug unemployment stable at record highs

BRUSSELS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Unemployment in the euro zone remained at record highs level in August and the number of people out of work climbed again, highlighting the human cost of the bloc's 3-year debt crisis.

Joblessness in the 17 countries sharing the euro was 11.4 percent of the working population in August, which was stable compared to July on a statistical basis, but another 34,000 people were out of work in the month, the EU' statistics office Eurostat said on Monday.

(in pct of the workforce) Aug 2011 Feb 2012 Mar 2012 Apr 2012 May 2012 Jun 2012 Jul 2012 Aug 2012 EA17 10.2 10.9 11.0 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.4 EU27 9.7 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.5 LINKS For Reuters story click on

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(Reporting By Jan Strupczewski)

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Keywords: EUROZONE UNEMPLOYMENT/