Feb 17th 2011, 16:33 by The Economist
ACROSS the European Union, countries are finding it difficult to provide jobs for their citizens. Youth unemployment is a particular concern. But even for those lucky enough to be in work, the pattern of employment varies widely across the continent. Using data from Eurostat, the official EU statistics body, our interactive chart, below, breaks down the employment make-up of each of the 27 EU member states, along with Norway. The ex-communist countries that joined the EU after 2004 lead the industry pack, while work forces in the richer, northern states tilt towards services. Romania and Bulgaria, the two poorest and newest EU members, top the agriculture list.