The employment rate for European Union residents aged between 20 and 64 stood at 75.4% in the second quarter of 2023, marking an increase of 0.1 percentage points (pp) compared to the first quarter of the same year.
Slovenia saw the most significant rise in employment rate in this period, with an increase of 1.3 pp, followed closely by Portugal and Latvia, both registering a 1 pp increase.
Employment grew in 20 EU countries, remained stable in Estonia, and declined in six EU nations. The most substantial dip was in Bulgaria (0.8 pp), followed by Belgium (0.7 pp) and Romania (0.6 pp).
These insights were drawn from the Q2 2023 labour market report published by Eurostat.