Brussels - The eurozone unemployment rate stayed near record highs at 12.0 percent in December but unchanged from a revised November figure, as the fragile recovery produced few new jobs, official data showed on Friday.

There were about 19.10 million jobless in the eurozone in December, down 129,000 from November 2013 but up 130,000 from December 2012 when the debt crisis was at its peak, the Eurostat statistics agency said. - Sapa-AFP