The number of employed persons in the European Union increased 0.3 percent in the second quarter of 2019, the same as in the previous three-month period, final data showed. Employment Change in European Union averaged 0.17 percent from 1995 until 2019, 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 first quarter of 2009.

Employment Change in European Union 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 European Union to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the European Union Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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European Union Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployed Persons 15432.00 15613.00 26614.00 15432.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.70 2.80 5.30 2.40 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.70 102.60 110.70 84.10 Index Points [+]
Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.30 11.00 6.20 percent [+]
Wage Growth 3.10 2.90 3.60 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.20 14.30 24.10 14.20 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 57.90 58.10 58.20 56.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 43256.20 43046.00 43395.50 31484.60 Thousand [+]
Population 512.38 511.37 512.38 406.73 Million [+]
Productivity 106.40 105.50 108.90 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 230356.80 231342.70 232104.10 213005.80 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.30 0.50 -0.70 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 180946.00 182089.80 183385.30 167303.40 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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.30 0.50 -0.70 1995 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
Australia 14700.00 Sep/19
Canada 53.70 Sep/19
Euro Area 0.20 Jun/19
France 0.30 Jun/19
Germany 0.10 Jun/19
Italy 0.50 Jun/19
Netherlands 0.40 Jun/19
Singapore 5.50 Jun/19
Spain 0.30 Jun/19
Switzerland 0.40 Jun/19
United Kingdom -56.00 Jul/19


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