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 157.2 million in the first three months of 2018, following a 0.3 percent gain in the previous period and beating market expectations of a 0.3 percent rise. Among Eurozone's largest economies, employment went up in Germany (0.4 percent vs 0.3 percent in Q4), Spain (0.4 percent, the same as in Q4), France (0.2 percent, the same as in Q4) and Italy (0.1 percent vs -0.4 percent). Year-on-year, employment went up 1.4 percent. Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.20 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
2018-03-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5%
2018-06-13 09:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.4% 1.6% 1.8%
2018-06-13 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
2018-09-12 07:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.4% 1.9%
2018-09-12 07:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.5%
2018-12-12 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.6%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.60 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 13780.00 13716.00 19194.00 11409.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157.21 156.65 157.21 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.20 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.20 17.30 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.30 105.00 105.30 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 102.50 114.00 114.00 85.10 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.80 1.60 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 341.01 339.89 341.01 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.30 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31347.80 30970.40 31472.90 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.30 57.30 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 114569.50 115235.60 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.30 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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employment change by Country
Country Last
Australia 12000.00 May/18
Canada -7.50 May/18
Euro Area 0.40 Mar/18
France 0.20 Mar/18
Germany 0.40 Mar/18
Italy 0.10 Mar/18
Netherlands 0.80 Mar/18
Spain 0.40 Mar/18
Switzerland 0.30 Mar/18
United Kingdom 146.00 Mar/18


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