The Associated Press June 11, 2012, 12:23PM ET

A look at how European economies compare

Spain has become the fourth country in the 17-member eurozone -- after Greece, Ireland and Portugal -- to seek foreign aid to cope with the impact of the continent's financial crisis. Here's a look at how economies and public finances compare across the euro currency bloc. Government debt, percent of GDP (as of start 2012) Budget deficit/surplus, percent of GDP (as of start 2012) Unemployment, percent (March 2012) Economic recession Credit Rating (Moody's) Greece 165.3 -9.1 21.9 Yes C Ireland 108.2 -13.1 14.4 Yes Ba1 Portugal 107.8 -4.2 15.1 Yes Ba3 Cyprus 71.6 -6.3 10.0 Yes Ba1 Spain 68.5 -8.5 24.1 Yes A3 Italy 120.1 -3.9 10.1 Yes A3 Belgium 98 -3.7 7.3 No Aa3 France 85.8 -5.2 10.1 No Aaa Austria 72.2 -2.6 4.0 No Aaa Germany 81.2 -1 5.5 No Aaa Estonia 6 1 10.8 No A1 Malta 72 -2.7 11.0 No A3 Slovenia 47.6 -6.4 8.6 No A2 Slovakia 43.3 -4.8 13.9 No A2 Netherlands 65.2 -4.7 5.0 Yes Aaa Finland 48.6 -0.5 7.6 No Aaa Luxembourg 18.2 -0.6 5.2 No Aaa Source: Eurostat, Moody's Investors Service.

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