European employment: Eurostat
- The number of persons employed remained stable in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU28 in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the previous quarter.
- In the second quarter of 2013, employment was also stable in both zones.
- Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2013 (after -1.1% and -0.6% respectively in the second quarter of 2013).
- In the third quarter of 2013, 223.2 million men and women were employed in the EU28, of which 145.0 million were in the euro area.