Euro Area Employment Change  1995-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.4 percent on quarter to 155.6 million in the second quarter of 2017, reaching a new record high. It follows an upwardly revised 0.5 percent rise in the previous period and compares with market expectations of a 0.3 percent gain. Among Member States for which data is available employment increased the most in: Malta (+1 percent), Spain (+0.9 percent) and Greece (+0.8 percent) while in Germany, France and Italy grew 0.3 percent respectively. Year-on-year, employment went up 1.6 percent. Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.20 percent from 1995 until 2017, 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.

Euro Area Employment Change
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-14 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
2017-09-13 07:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.4%
2017-09-13 07:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.6% 1.6% 1.4% 1.5%
2017-12-13 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.4%
2017-12-13 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY 1.6% 1.6%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.10 9.10 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 14749.00 14613.00 19153.00 11368.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155.60 154.77 155.60 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.10 19.00 24.80 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 104.20 103.80 104.20 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.10 100.40 112.30 85.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 1681.00 1676.00 1681.00 1302.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 2.00 1.30 3.40 0.70 percent [+]
Population 341.01 339.89 341.01 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.50 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31212.80 31035.80 31212.80 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.80 57.10 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 111779.20 112684.40 118857.50 107450.40 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.54 64.47 64.63 62.37 [+]
Retirement Age Women 64.32 64.20 64.32 61.61 [+]


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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.50 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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employment change by Country

Last
Australia 54200.00 Aug/17
Brazil -3.60 Feb/16
Canada 22.20 Aug/17
Euro Area 0.40 Jun/17
France 0.30 Jun/17
Germany 0.30 Jun/17
Italy 0.30 Jun/17
Netherlands 0.50 Jun/17
Spain 0.90 Jun/17
Switzerland 0.60 Jun/17
United Kingdom 0.40 Jun/17