The number of employed persons in the Euro Area rose 0.1 percent on quarter in the three months to September 2019, easing from a 0.2 percent gain in the previous period and matching a preliminary estimate and market expectations, final data showed. Employment increased in France (0.2 percent), Spain (0.1 percent), Germany (0.1 percent), Italy (0.1 percent), Estonia (1 percent) and Latvia (1 percent), but declined in Lithuania (-1.2 percent), Finland (-0.5 percent) and Greece (-0.3 percent). Year-on-year, employment went up 0.9 percent, below a preliminary estimate and market forecasts of a 1 percent gain, and slowing from a 1.2 percent rise in the prior quarter.

Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.21 percent from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 0.70 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of -0.80 percent in the first quarter of 2009. 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. source: Eurostat

Employment Change in Euro Area is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in Euro Area to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Euro Area Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.10 0.20 0.70 -0.80 1995 - 2019 percent Quarterly
SA, WDA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Prel Q3 1% 1.2% 1% 1.1%
2019-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel Q3 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
2019-12-05 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Final Q3 0.9% 1.2% 1% 1%
2019-12-05 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Final Q3 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
2020-02-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel Q4 0.1% 0.4%


News Stream
2019-11-14
Eurozone Employment Rises the Least in Nearly 6 Years
The number of employed persons in the Euro Area rose 0.1 percent on quarter in the three months to September 2019, easing from a 0.2 percent gain in the previous period and below market expectations of a 0.2 percent increase, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the smallest gain in employment since the last quarter of 2013. Year-on-year, employment advanced 1 percent, slowing from a 1.2 percent rise in the prior period and matching market forecasts.

2019-09-06
Eurozone Job Growth Confirmed at 0.2% QoQ in Q2
The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.2 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2019, easing from a 0.4 percent growth in the previous period and in line with preliminary estimates, final data showed. Employment rose in Spain (0.5 percent), France (0.3 percent) and Latvia (0.7 percent), but dropped in Germany (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, employment rose 1.2 percent, the same as in the prior quarter and above earlier estimates of a 1.1 percent gain.

2019-08-14
Eurozone Employment Rises Less than Expected in Q2
The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2019, easing from an upwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous three-month period and missing market expectations of 0.3 percent, a preliminary estimate showed. Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment rose 1.1 percent, after a 1.3 percent advance in the first quarter.

2019-06-06
Eurozone Job Growth Confirmed at 0.3% QoQ in Q1
The number of employed persons in the Euro Area rose 0.3 percent on quarter to 159.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, the same as in the previous period and in line with preliminary estimates, final data showed. Employment rose in Spain (0.7 percent), Germany (0.4 percent);France (0.3 percent) and Italy (0.1 percent), but dropped in Latvia (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, employment rose 1.3 percent, the same as in the last quarter of 2018 and also matching preliminary estimates.

2019-05-15
Eurozone Employment Rises 0.3% QoQ in Q1
The number of employed persons in the Euro Area rose 0.3 percent on quarter to 159.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, the same as in the previous period and in line with market expectations, a preliminary estimate showed. Employment advanced in Spain (0.7 percent), the Netherlands (0.6 percent) and Slovakia (0.3 percent). Year-on-year, employment rose percent 1.3 percent, the same as in the last quarter of 2018 and slightly above market consensus of 1.2 percent.

2019-03-07
Eurozone Employment Rises 0.3% in Q4
The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent on quarter to 158.9 million in the last quarter of 2018, following a 0.2 percent gain in the previous period and in line with the preliminary estimate and market expectations, final data showed. Employment rose in Spain (0.7 percent), Germany (0.2 percent) and France (0.1 percent) but dropped in Italy (-0.2 percent) and Latvia (-0.6 percent). Year-on-year, employment went up 1.3 percent, after a 1.4 percent increase in the prior quarter and above a preliminary estimate and market forecasts of 1.2 percent. Considering full 2018, employment advanced 1.5 percent compared to a 1.6 percent rise in 2017.


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.

Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.50 7.50 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 160.13 160.01 160.13 117.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 12219.00 12230.00 19203.00 11393.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.20 3.30 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.60 15.60 24.80 14.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 103.50 110.90 110.90 83.40 points [+]
Productivity 102.10 105.20 105.30 82.60 points [+]
Wages 1868.00 1859.00 1868.00 1177.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 2.80 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 341.15 340.54 341.15 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.10 0.20 0.70 -0.80 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 116318.80 115278.50 118849.00 107485.60 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.30 57.10 57.40 55.00 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31533.60 31875.10 31875.10 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.36 64.27 64.36 62.24 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.96 63.86 63.96 61.66 [+]