Labor Force Participation Rate in European Union decreased to 57.90 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 58.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in European Union averaged 57.46 percent from 2002 until 2019, 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 58.80 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 59.10 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 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 Labor Force Participation Rate

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
57.90 58.10 58.20 56.30 2002 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.00 Jul/19
France 72.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 71.30 Sep/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/19
Russia 67.90 Jun/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.10 Sep/19
Italy 65.80 Jul/19
Canada 65.70 Sep/19
South Korea 63.50 Sep/19
United States 63.20 Sep/19
Japan 62.30 Aug/19
Brazil 62.10 Aug/19
Germany 61.60 Jun/19
Mexico 60.40 Aug/19
South Africa 59.80 Jun/19
Spain 58.74 Jun/19
Saudi Arabia 57.90 Jun/19
Euro Area 57.30 Jun/19
Turkey 53.10 Jul/19
India 49.80 Dec/18
Argentina 47.70 Jun/19


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