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Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 72.2% in 2017

9 hours 18 min ago
In 2017, the employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the European Union (EU) stood at 72.2%, up compared with 2016 (71.1%). The Europe 2020 strategy target is to reach a total employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 of at least 75% in the EU by 2020. This objective has been translated into different national targets in order to reflect the situation and possibilities of each Member State to contribute to the common goal.

EU Member States granted protection to more than half a million asylum seekers in 2017

Thursday, 19.4.2018 - 12:00
The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 538 000 asylum seekers in 2017, down by almost 25% from 2016. In addition to these, the EU Member States received nearly 24 000 resettled refugees.

Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area

Wednesday, 18.4.2018 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in March 2018, up from 1.1% in February. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. European Union annual inflation was 1.5% in March 2018, up from 1.4% in February. A year earlier the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Production in construction down by 0.5% in euro area

Wednesday, 18.4.2018 - 12:00
In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 0.5% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2018, production in construction fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 1.1% in the EU28.

Euro area international trade in goods surplus €25.4 bn

Friday, 13.4.2018 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2017 was €180.7 billion, an increase of 1.0% compared with December 2016 (€179.0 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €155.3 bn, a rise of 2.5% compared with December 2016 (€151.4 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €25.4 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in December 2017, compared with +€27.6 bn in December 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €142.4 bn in December 2017, up by 2.8% compared with December 2016.

Industrial production down by 0.8% in euro area

Thursday, 12.4.2018 - 12:00
In February 2018 compared with January 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2018, industrial production fell by 0.6% in the euro area and by 0.3% in the EU28.

House prices up by 4.2% in the euro area

Wednesday, 11.4.2018 - 12:00
House prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 4.2% in the euro area and by 4.5% in the EU in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

EU28 current account surplus €63.5 bn

Tuesday, 10.4.2018 - 12:00
The EU28 seasonally adjusted current account of the balance of payments recorded a surplus of €63.5 billion (1.6% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2017, down from a surplus of €67.4 billion (1.8% of GDP) in the third quarter of 2017 and from a surplus of €64.4 billion (1.7% of GDP) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to estimates released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

EU Member States granted citizenship to almost 1 million persons in 2016

Monday, 9.4.2018 - 12:00
In 2016, around 995 000 persons acquired citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (EU), up from 841 000 in 2015 and 889 000 in 2014. Of the total number of persons obtaining the citizenship of one of the EU Member States in 2016, 12% were former citizens of another EU Member State, while the majority were non-EU citizens or stateless.

Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

Monday, 9.4.2018 - 12:00
In 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the European Union (EU) and €30.3 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.9), Romania (€6.3), Lithuania (€8.0), Latvia (€8.1), Hungary (€9.1) and Poland (€9.4), and the highest in Denmark (€42.5), Belgium (€39.6), Luxembourg (€37.6), Sweden (€36.6) and France (€36.0).

Household saving rate up to 12.2% in the euro area

Friday, 6.4.2018 - 12:00
The household saving rate in the euro area was 12.2% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with 12.0% in the third quarter of 2017. The household investment rate in the euro area was 8.8% in the fourth quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter.

Business investment rate up to 22.8% in the euro area

Friday, 6.4.2018 - 12:00
In the fourth quarter of 2017, the business investment rate was 22.8% in the euro area, compared with 22.5% in the previous quarter. The business profit share in the euro area was 41.1% in the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with 41.3% in the third quarter of 2017.

Industrial producer prices up by 0.1% in euro area

Thursday, 5.4.2018 - 12:00
In February 2018, compared with January 2018, industrial producer prices rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and remained stable in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2018, prices increased by 0.4% in both zones.

Volume of retail trade up by 0.1% in euro area

Thursday, 5.4.2018 - 12:00
In February 2018 compared with January 2018, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade increased by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January, the retail trade volume fell by 0.3% in the euro area and remained unchanged in the EU28.

Euro area annual inflation up to 1.4%

Wednesday, 4.4.2018 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.4% in March 2018, up from 1.1% in February, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Euro area unemployment at 8.5%

Wednesday, 4.4.2018 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February 2018, down from 8.6% in January 2018 and from 9.5% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1% in February 2018, down from 7.2% in January 2018 and from 8.0% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since September 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Women in EU have first child on average at 29

Wednesday, 28.3.2018 - 12:00
In 2016, 5.148 million babies were born in the European Union (EU), compared with 5.103 million in 2015. On average in the EU, women who gave birth to their first child in 2016 were 29 years old. Across Member States, first time mothers were on average the youngest in Bulgaria and the oldest in Italy.

Half of unemployed young people in the EU ready to relocate for a job

Tuesday, 27.3.2018 - 12:00
50% of unemployed people aged 20-34 in the European Union (EU) are reluctant to change their place of residence for a job, 21% are ready to move for a job but only in the same country, whereas 12% would consider moving to another EU Member State. 17% would even be ready to move for a job outside EU.

A third of EU trade is with the United States and China

Monday, 26.3.2018 - 12:00
In 2017, the United States (€631 billion, or 16.9% of total EU trade in goods) and China (€573 bn, or 15.3%) continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Switzerland (€261 bn, or 7.0%), Russia (€231 bn, or 6.2%), Turkey (€154 bn, or 4.1%) and Japan (€129 bn, or 3.5%).

Employment grew in 8 out of 10 EU regions

Thursday, 22.3.2018 - 12:00
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.

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