英語を聞く: Eurozone unemployment

From BBC English
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by Andrew Walker

Unemployment in countries which use the Euro – the Eurozone – has increased according to new official figures. Over 17 million people, or 10.8 per cent of the workforce were unemployed in February.

The new figures from the European Union’s statistical agency show the Eurozone’s persistent economic problems. Aggressive action by the European Central Bank – in the shape of a trillion Euro of three-year loans to the financial institutions – has certainly brought relative calm to the markets. (…)

After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. If you were unemployed, whom would you ask for help? Why?
2. Do you know a person who voluntarily quit a company? Why did he or she did it?
3. Do you know any reasons for the ‘persistent economic problems’ in Eurozone? What are they?

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