Statistics in Focus: Population and social conditions. 1998 1.5% EMPLOYMENT GROWTH IN THE E.U.. 1999.4
Subject headingsEmployment/ Unemployment ; Economic and Financial Affairs ; Employment Labor Market
The number of those employed in the European Union (EU-15) in the last quarter of 1998 rose by approximately 2.3 millions, an increase of 1.5% on the previous year. The rise is similar in the Eurozone representing around 1.7 million extra jobs. There is a particular strong rise in the rate of employment in Luxembourg (4.7%), Portugal (4.3%) and Spain (3.3%), France corresponds to the community average whereas the United Kingdom (1.1%), Italy (0.9%), Austria (0.6%) and Germany (0.5%) are below this average. The increase in employment has been continually accelerating since the second quarter of 1997 and has averaged 0.5% per year. The United Kingdom was already experiencing rising employment which explains why the rates of increase are higher for EU-15 than for the Euro-zone. However this difference has decreased throughout 1998 and at the end of 1998 the United Kingdom's rate of employment increase has slowed.
Number of pages4p.
DescriptionStatistics in focus, population and social conditions theme 3-4/1999
This is first edition of a new series of Statistics in Focus dedicated to the Labour Market