EU Sources - Precarious jobs in the EU - February 28, 2018

Eurostat came up with data on precarious labour; 2.3% of the workers in the EU had a precarious job in 2016, meaning that the work contract did not exceed a duration of three months. The share of precarious employment has slowly increased over the last 10 years, coming from 2.0% (in 2009) to 2.3% (in 2016). Precarious work contracts are most common in agriculture, forestry and fisheries affecting 8.1% of the employees in the sector. The highest share of precarious employment among the EU Member States was found in Croatia (8.4%), followed by France (4.8%), Spain (4.7%), Poland and Slovenia (both 4.5%).

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