17:00 18 March 2019
Post by: WBJ

Eurostat: job vacancy rate in euro area at 2.3% in Q4 2018

The job vacancy rate in the euro area amounted to 2.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with 2.1 percent in Q3 2018 and 2 percent a year earlier, the EU’s statistical office Eurostat reported.

In the entire European Union the index also stood at 2.3 percent, compared to 2.2 percent in Q3 2018 and 2 percent in Q4 2017, Eurostat said.

The highest job vacancy rates were recorded in the Czech Republic (6 percent), Belgium and Germany (3.4 percent each) and Austria (3.1 percent), while the lowest were recorded in Greece (0.4 percent) and in Bulgaria, Ireland, Spain and Portugal (0.9 percent each).

In the case of Poland, this indicator was 1.1 percent, compared to 1.2 percent in the previous quarter and 1 percent a year ago.


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