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
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.