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

The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.3 percent on quarter to 153.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, reaching the highest level since the third quarter of 2008. Markets expected 0.2 percent gain. Among the Member States for which data are available, employment rose the most in Malta (1.9 percent) and Luxembourg and Cyprus (both 0.9 percent). In contrast, the highest decreases were observed in Estonia (-1.5 percent); Greece (-0.9 percent); Lithuania (-0.2 percent) and Croatia (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, employment increased 1.1 percent. Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.19 percent from 1995 until 2016, 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-13 10:00 AM Q3 1.2% 1.4% 1.5%
2017-03-15 10:00 AM Q4 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
2017-03-15 10:00 AM Q4 1.1% 1.2% 1.5% 1.5%
2017-06-14 09:00 AM Q1 0.3% 0.3%
2017-06-14 09:00 AM Q1 1.1% 1.4%
2017-09-13 09:00 AM Q2 1.5%




Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.60 9.60 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
Employed Persons 153.88 153.45 153.88 117.36 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 15500.00 15452.00 19157.00 11336.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.80 5.00 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.00 20.90 24.70 14.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.20 102.50 112.20 85.10 Index Points [+]
Productivity 103.60 103.40 103.60 82.60 Index Points [+]
Wages 1681.00 1676.00 1681.00 1302.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.60 1.50 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 339.89 338.52 339.89 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.20 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 113544.60 112069.90 118857.50 107450.40 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 30655.90 30947.70 30947.70 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Retirement Age Men 64.63 64.48 64.63 62.47 [+]
Retirement Age Women 63.94 63.77 63.94 61.59 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.20 57.00 57.30 55.00 percent [+]



Euro Area Employment Change Notes

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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.20 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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Australia -6400.00 Feb/17
Austria 0.40 Sep/16
Belgium 0.30 Sep/16
Brazil -3.60 Feb/16
Bulgaria -0.70 Sep/16
Canada 15.30 Feb/17
Croatia 0.20 Sep/16
Cyprus 0.60 Sep/16
Czech Republic 0.00 Sep/16
Denmark 0.40 Sep/16
Estonia -1.00 Sep/16
Euro Area 0.30 Dec/16
European Union 0.20 Sep/16
Finland 0.30 Sep/16
France 0.10 Sep/16
Germany 0.10 Sep/16
Greece 0.20 Sep/16
Hungary 0.30 Sep/16
Ireland 0.60 Sep/16
Italy -0.10 Sep/16
Latvia -1.50 Sep/16
Lithuania -0.40 Sep/16
Luxembourg 0.70 Sep/16
Malta 0.50 Sep/16
Netherlands 0.30 Sep/16
New Zealand 0.80 Dec/16
Nigeria 187226.00 Sep/16
Norway 0.10 Sep/16
Poland 4.60 Feb/17
Portugal 1.30 Sep/16
Singapore 1.90 Dec/16
Slovakia 0.60 Sep/16
Slovenia 0.50 Sep/16
Spain 0.80 Sep/16
Sweden -0.30 Sep/16
Switzerland 0.50 Sep/16
United Kingdom 0.20 Sep/16