Euro area and EU28 employment figures show record numbers

Employment | Wed 13 Sep | Author – Business & Finance

Employment is up 0.4% in both the EA19 and EU28 areas and figures are the highest produced since records began.

This second-quarter increase of 2017 is compared with the previous quarter, according to Eurostat. In the first quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.5% in both areas.

If taking into account the findings of the previous year, employment has increased by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28 in the second quarter of this year.

According to Eurostat figures, 235.4 million men and women were employed in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2017, 155.6 million of those in the EA19.

These are the highest-recorded figures since records began for both of these areas. Malta, Spain, Greece and Poland have seen the biggest upsurges compared with the previous quarter. Croatia, Latvia, Romania and Estonia went the other direction and have produced the biggest decreases.