Employment in European Union increased by 0.20 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018. Employment Change in European Union averaged 0.17 percent from 1995 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 0.50 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of -0.70 percent in the second quarter of 2009.

Employment Change in European Union 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 European Union to stand at 0.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the European Union Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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European Union Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployed Persons 16491.00 16626.00 26589.00 16149.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.00 3.20 5.30 2.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.50 114.60 114.60 88.20 Index Points [+]
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.70 11.00 6.70 percent [+]
Wage Growth 2.70 2.80 3.60 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.20 15.30 24.00 15.10 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.10 57.70 58.20 56.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 43379.70 43036.10 43379.70 31484.60 Thousand [+]
Population 512.60 511.52 512.60 406.73 Million [+]
Productivity 105.70 106.10 108.40 83.70 Index Points [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.28 64.21 64.28 62.57 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.44 63.31 63.44 61.24 [+]
Employed Persons 232070.40 230485.50 232070.40 213001.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.40 0.50 -0.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 181040.60 178906.00 182620.50 167296.10 Thousand [+]


European Union Employment Change

In the European Union, 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 - European Union Employment Change- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. European Union Employment Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.40 0.50 -0.70 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 37011.00 Nov/18
Canada 9.30 Dec/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 141.00 Oct/18


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