Euro zone employment maintains steady rise to new record in Q2

BRUSSELS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Euro zone employment rose at
the same rate in the second quarter as the first to a new record
high, data released on Tuesday showed.
Employment in the 19 countries sharing the euro zone
increased by 0.4 percent quarter-on-quarter and by 1.5 percent
year-on-year, EU statistics office Eurostat said. These were the
same rates of change as in the first three months of 2018.
It meant 158 million people in the euro zone had a job in
the April-June period, a record high. Employment has been
steadily rising in the past five years, with about 9 million
extra people in work.
Estonia, Cyprus and Luxembourg recorded the highest
quarterly rises, while decreases were seen in Latvia and
Portugal.
Employment growth in France was 0.1 percent in the quarter,
in Germany 0.2 percent and in Italy 0.5 percent.

For further details of Eurostat data click on:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/news/news-releases

(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop)


2018-09-11 11:00:01

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