The number of employed persons in the Euro Area rose 0.3 percent on quarter to 159.5 million in the first quarter of 2019, the same as in the previous period and in line with preliminary estimates, final data showed. Employment rose in Spain (0.7 percent), Germany (0.4 percent);France (0.3 percent) and Italy (0.1 percent), but dropped in Latvia (-0.1 percent). Year-on-year, employment rose 1.3 percent, the same as in the last quarter of 2018 and also matching preliminary estimates. Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.21 percent from 1995 until 2019, 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.

Employment Change in Euro Area is expected to be 0.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in Euro Area to stand at 0.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.20 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-05-15 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel Q1 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
2019-05-15 09:00 AM Employment Change YoY Prel Q1 1.3% 1.3% 1.2% 1.5%
2019-06-06 09:00 AM Employment Change YoY Final Q1 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
2019-06-06 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Final Q1 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
2019-08-14 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel Q2 0.3% 0.4%
2019-09-06 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Final Q2 0.3%
2019-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel Q3 0.5%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.50 7.60 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 12263.00 12443.00 19197.00 11391.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 159.53 158.98 159.53 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.50 3.50 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 15.70 15.80 24.80 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.10 105.20 105.30 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 99.60 110.60 110.60 83.30 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.50 2.30 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 340.72 339.88 340.72 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31594.70 31393.20 31594.70 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.40 57.30 57.40 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 115273.20 116162.30 118849.00 107485.60 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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.30 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 471.00 Jun/19
Canada -2.20 Jun/19
Euro Area 0.30 Mar/19
France 0.20 Mar/19
Germany 0.30 Mar/19
Italy 0.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 0.60 Mar/19
Singapore 14.70 Mar/19
Spain 0.70 Mar/19
Switzerland 0.20 Mar/19
United Kingdom 28.00 Apr/19


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