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Job vacancy rate up

Jun 18, 2018 | News

(18 June 2018) – The job vacancy rate in both the euro area and the EU28 was 2.1% in the first quarter of 2018, up from 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017.

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Among the Member States for which comparable data are available, the highest job vacancy rates in the first quarter of 2018 were recorded in the Czech Republic (4.8%), Belgium (3.5%), Germany and Sweden (both 2.9%), the Netherlands and Austria (both 2.8%).

In contrast, the lowest rates were observed in Greece (0.7%), Spain and Portugal (both 0.9%), Bulgaria and Ireland (both 1.0%).

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, he largest increases were registered in the Czech Republic (+1.7%), Austria (+0.6%), Latvia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovenia (all +0.5%).

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