EU Sources - Employment and social developments - September 30, 2019

The European Commission has published the ‘Employment and Social Developments Quarterly Review’. According to this report there are now 241.4 million people in employment in the EU, of which 160 million in the euro area. Employment has been growing for twenty-five consecutive quarters in the EU, since the low recorded in the first quarter of 2013. During the period, more than 17 million people found a job, including 11 million in the euro area. Total hours worked are increasing more slowly but steadily since the first quarter of 2013 and have now slightly exceeded the peak of 2008.

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