European inflation down

European annual inflation, March 2014: Eurostat

  • Euro area annual inflation was 0.5% in March 2014, down from 0.7% in February.
    • A year earlier the rate was 1.7%.
    • Monthly inflation was 0.9% in March 2014.
  • European Union annual inflation was 0.6% in March 2014, down from 0.8% in February.
    • A year earlier the rate was 1.9%.
    • Monthly inflation was 0.7% in March 2014.

Labour force stats – Europe

Labour Force Survey 2013: Eurostat

In 2013 in the EU28 these were:

  • 216.4 million persons in employment
  • 26.2 million unemployed
  • 137.2 million economically inactive
  • 43.7 million of those in employment were part-time workers, of which 9.9 million (23% of part-time workers) are underemployed, meaning they wished to work more hours and were available to do so