Euro Area Employment Change  1995-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.4 percent on quarter to 158 million in the second quarter of 2018, the same pace as in the previous period and in line with market expectations. Among Eurozone's largest economies, employment went up faster in Spain (0.7 percent from 0.4 percent), Italy (0.5 percent from 0.2 percent), but increased less in Germany (0.2 percent from 0.5 percent) and France (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent). Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, employment rose 1.5 percent. Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.21 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 0.80 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of -0.70 percent in the first quarter of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-13 09:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.4% 1.6% 1.8%
2018-09-11 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.6%
2018-09-11 09:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.5% 1.4% 1.4% 1.7%
2018-12-12 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.6%
2018-12-12 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.5% 2%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.20 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 13131.00 13290.00 19205.00 11404.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157.98 157.21 157.98 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.60 16.70 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.20 105.20 105.20 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.70 102.60 114.00 85.10 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 1.80 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 340.72 339.88 340.72 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31244.60 31351.90 31473.80 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.00 57.30 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 113841.70 114580.90 118899.50 107473.60 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.36 64.27 64.36 62.24 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.96 63.86 63.96 61.66 [+]


Euro Area Employment Change

In Euro Area, employment change refers to the quarterly change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Employment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.40 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 5600.00 Sep/18
Canada 63.30 Sep/18
Euro Area 0.40 Jun/18
France 0.10 Jun/18
Germany 0.20 Jun/18
Italy 0.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/18
Singapore 7.00 Jun/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom -5.00 Jul/18


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