Labor Force Participation Rate in European Union increased to 58.10 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 57.70 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in European Union averaged 57.43 percent from 2002 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 58.20 percent in the third quarter of 2017 and a record low of 56.30 percent in the second quarter of 2002.

Labor Force Participation Rate in European Union is expected to be 58.05 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in European Union to stand at 58.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the European Union Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 60.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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European Union Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployed Persons 16626.00 16574.00 26589.00 16149.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.00 3.20 5.30 2.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 114.50 106.60 114.50 88.20 Index Points [+]
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 230485.50 227787.10 230485.50 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 [+]
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.70 11.00 6.70 percent [+]
Wage Growth 2.60 2.70 3.60 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.30 15.30 24.00 15.10 percent [+]


European Union Labor Force Participation Rate

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
58.10 57.70 58.20 56.30 2002 - 2018 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 78.80 Aug/18
France 72.30 Sep/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Italy 65.80 Oct/18
Australia 65.60 Oct/18
Canada 65.40 Nov/18
Netherlands 64.20 Jun/18
South Korea 63.40 Oct/18
United States 62.90 Nov/18
Russia 62.80 Oct/18
Japan 62.00 Oct/18
Brazil 61.70 Sep/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.50 Aug/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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