Romania registers the most significant drop in number of employees in EU 28

The employment rate in Romania has decreased by 3.1 per cent over the second trimester of 2014 (April-June) compared to the same period of 2013, the most dramatic decline registered among the 28 EU member states, reads a report by Eurostat, Brussels’ statistics office.

The number of persons employed increased by 0.2 per cent in the euro area (EU18) and by 0.3 per cent in the larger European Union (EU28) in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat. In the first quarter of 2014, employment rose by 0.1 per cent in the euro area and 0.2 per cent in the EU28. These figures are seasonally adjusted, Eurostat explains in the quoted text.

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