European employment down

European employment: Eurostat

  • The number of persons employed decreased by 0.2% in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27 in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the previous quarter.
  • In the second quarter of 2012, employment was stable in the euro area and increased by 0.1% in the EU27. These figures are seasonally adjusted.
  • Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment fell by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU27 in the third quarter of 2012 (after -0.7% and -0.3% respectively in the second quarter of 2012).
  • In the third quarter of 2012, 222.6 million men and women were employed in the EU27, of  which 146.0 million were in the euro area

 

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