European employment

European employment: Eurostat

  • The number of persons employed remained stable in the euro area1 (EA17) and increased by 0.1% in the EU27 in the second quarter of 2012 compared with the previous quarter
  • In the first quarter of 2012, employment fell by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU27
  • Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment fell by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU27 in the second quarter of 2012 (after -0.5% and -0.2% respectively in the first quarter of 2012)
  • In the second quarter of 2012, 223.4 million men and women were employed in the EU27, of which 146.4 million were in the euro area
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