Eurostat: Biggest decreases in employment in 2016 were registered in North-East and South-West Oltenia in Romania

Georgiana Bendre 22/03/2018 | 13:57

In 2016, the biggest decreases in employment were registered in North-East (-3.8%) and South-West Oltenia (-3.0%) in Romania, Wielkopolskie (-2.5%) in Poland, Severoiztochen (-2.3%) in Bulgaria and Ślaskie (-2.2%) in Poland according to  Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

These data on regional employment were compiled on the basis of the National Accounts.

In 2016, 231 of the EU regions (84%) saw their employment grow in 2016.

In 32 other regions, the number of persons employed decreased and in a further 12 employment remained stable.

Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rates were recorded in Podkarpacie (+7.9%) and Opolskie (+5.9%) in Poland, Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla (+4.8%) in Spain and Pomorskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie (both +4.7%) in Poland.

In the EU as a whole, the employment grew by 1.2% in 2016.  In 21 EU regions, the employment growth exceeded 3%.

Six of these regions were located in Poland and in the United Kingdom, two each in Italy and Spain and one each in Hungary, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia.

In these regions, employment grew by a total of 604,000 persons.

For the EU as a whole, the employment per population ratio is 45%. In 10 regions, it exceeds 60%, with the highest percent ages in Inner London –West (169%), Luxembourg (72%), Prague and Bratislava (both 71%).

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