CEO Comité Européen de l‘Outillage 
European Tool Committee 
Europäisches Werkzeugkomittee

Euro area job vacancy rate at 2.1%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017.

In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.2% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 2.0% in the second quarter of 2017.

 

 

In the euro area, the job vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2018 was 1.9% in industry and construction, and 2.4% in services. In the EU28, the rate was 2.1% in industry and construction, and 2.5% in services.

Among Member States,

  • the highest job vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2018 were recorded in the Czech Republic (5.4%), Belgium (3.5%), the Netherlands (3.1%) and Germany (2.9%).
  • Lowest rates: Greece (0.7%), Bulgaria Spain and Portugal (all 0.9%).

 

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, the job vacancy rate

  • rose in twenty Member States,
  • remained stable in Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal and Romania,
  • but fell in Estonia (-0.3 percentage points – pp).
  • Largest increases: Czech Republic (+1.8 pp), Latvia (+0.8 pp), Cyprus (+0.6 pp), Hungary, the Netherlands and Finland (all +0.5 pp).

 

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