Estonia sees biggest employment growth in EU in Q3

Among EU member states for which data are available, Estonia registered the biggest increase in employment in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the previous three-month period, Eurostat said on Tuesday.

Next after Estonia, which posted employment growth of 2.1 percent, came Hungary with 0.8 percent, and Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, all with 0.6 percent. Decreases were recorded in Croatia, 0.6 percent, Portugal, 0.5 percent, and Malta, 0.3 percent.

The number of persons employed increased by 0.3 percent in the euro area and by 0.4 percent in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat.

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.1 percent in both the euro area and the EU28 in the third quarter of 2015.

Source: Baltic News Service via Estonian Review

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