The number of employed persons in the Euro Area increased 0.2 percent on quarter to 158 million in the third quarter of 2018, below a 0.4 percent rise in the previous period and market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain, a preliminary estimate showed. It is the slowest increase in employment since the first quarter of 2015. Year-on-year, employment went up 1.3 percent, the least since the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to a 1.5 percent increase in the second quarter and market consensus of a 1.4 percent advance. Employment Change in the Euro Area averaged 0.21 percent from 1995 until 2018, 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
2018-09-11 09:00 AM Employment Change QoQ 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.6%
2018-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Prel 1.3% 1.5% 1.4% 1.5%
2018-11-14 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Prel 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
2018-12-07 10:00 AM Employment Change QoQ Final 0.4% 0.2%
2018-12-07 10:00 AM Employment Change YoY Final 1.5% 1.3%


Euro Area Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.10 8.10 12.10 7.30 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 13063.00 13061.00 19193.00 11403.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 157.97 157.39 157.97 117.36 Million [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.10 6.30 2.70 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.80 16.80 24.70 14.80 percent [+]
Productivity 105.20 105.20 105.20 82.60 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.70 102.60 114.00 85.10 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.90 1.80 3.40 0.80 percent [+]
Population 340.72 339.88 340.72 260.38 Million [+]
Employment Change 0.20 0.40 0.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 31590.10 31245.90 31590.10 19769.20 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.20 57.00 57.30 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 115128.40 113849.60 118899.50 107478.10 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.40 0.80 -0.70 1995 - 2018 percent Quarterly
SA, WDA




Country Last
Australia 5600.00 Sep/18
Canada 11.20 Oct/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 17.70 Sep/18
Spain 0.70 Jun/18
Switzerland 0.30 Jun/18
United Kingdom 23.00 Aug/18


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