The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.2 percent on quarter to 158.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, below a 0.4 percent rise in the previous period and in line with preliminary estimates. It is the smallest gain in employment since the first quarter of 2015. Employment rose in France (0.4 percent) and Spain (0.6 percent), but fell in Germany (-0.2 percent) and Italy (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, employment went up 1.3 percent, the least since the fourth quarter of 2015, and below a 1.5 percent increase in the second quarter. 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.

Employment Change in Euro Area is expected to be 0.50 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 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Prel 1.3% 1.5% 1.4% 1.5%
2018-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-12-07 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Final 1.3% 1.5% 1.3% 1.3%
2018-12-07 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Final 0.2% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
2019-02-14 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Prel 1.3%
2019-02-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel 0.2%
2019-03-07 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Final 0.50%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.10 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 13080.00 13063.00 19193.00 11403.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 158.29 157.97 158.29 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.10 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.30 17.10 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.30 105.20 105.30 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 106.40 113.90 114.10 85.10 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.40 2.10 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 340.72 339.88 340.72 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.40 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31590.10 31245.90 31590.10 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.20 57.00 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 115128.40 113849.60 118899.50 107478.10 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.40 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 32800.00 Oct/18
Canada 94.10 Nov/18
Euro Area 0.20 Sep/18
France 0.10 Jun/18
Germany 0.20 Jun/18
Italy 0.50 Jun/18
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/18
Singapore 19.30 Sep/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/18


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