The UK unemployment rate has fallen again, but a record number are on zero-hours contracts, and wage growth was weak even as inflation jumped.
Eurozone inflation surged to its highest in four years in February which will put the European Central Bank under pressure to scale back stimulus.
Spanish inflation hit 3 percent in February compared to the same month in 2016. The government said that was temporary and energy costs will decline.
Eurozone economic growth in the final three months of last year was not as good as initially thought - 0.4% rather than the initial 0.5% estimate.
Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.
Economic sentiment in the eurozone was much better than expected in December while German industrial orders pointed to a busy final quarter.
Inflation in Germany jumped in December - up 1.7% on the year - due to costlier energy and food while unemployment there fell more than expected.
Lower energy prices cut eurozone inflation in November. Items that were more expensive included meals in restaurants and cafes, rents and cigarettes.