13 Nov
labour market

3.0 million unemployed found work in Q2 2019 in European Union (except on Germany)

Between the first quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2019, 3.0 million people (20.4% of all unemployed in the first quarter of 2019) found a job. During this period, 8.3 million (57.0%) remained unemployed and a further 3.3 million (22.6%) became economically inactive.

These figures are based on seasonally adjusted data, which are published for the first time today (Eurostat). They do not include data for Germany.

Economic inactivity

Of all those initially in employment in the first quarter of 2019, 2.3 million (1.2%) became unemployed in the second quarter of 2019, and 4.0 million (2.1%) transitioned into economic inactivity.

From those initially counted as economically inactive in the first quarter of 2019, 3.7 million (3.2%) moved into employment in the second quarter of 2019, and further 3.7 million (3.2%) transitioned into unemployment.

The graphic and table give an overview of all possible transitions and show the changes in labour market status. In the graphic, the figures for employment, unemployment and inactivity refer to the number of people remaining in each status between the two quarters. The grey arrows indicate the direction of net flows.

 

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