Euro area employment number rises in Q1

Number of employed people rises 2.6% in eurozone, 2.5% in EU in January-March

2022-05-17 12:55:07


The number of employed persons in the euro area rose 2.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, Eurostat said on Tuesday.

This was up 2.5% in the EU compared to a year ago in January-March, according to the bloc's statistical office.

In the fourth quarter of 2021, both areas posted a 2.1% annual growth in employment.

Compared with the previous quarter, employment increased by 0.5% in the euro area and by 0.4% in the EU in the first quarter of this year, after 0.4% rise in prior three-month period.