EPRS Admin By / June 20, 2013

Employment and unemployment rates in EU27 for nationals and foreigners, 2012

Employment and unemployment rates in EU27 for nationals and foreigners, 2012

Employment and unemployment rates in EU27 for nationals and foreigners, 2012

Total employment rate shows the number of employed people per hundred working age population (aged from to 20 to 64 years old). The EU27 employment rate was 71%, ranging from 84% in Sweden (88% if only Swedish nationals are taken into account) to 55% in Greece (56% counting only Greek nationals).
Unemployment rate measures the number of unemployed persons per hundred of the total workforce (sum of employed and unemployed). Total unemployment rate in 2012 for the EU27 was 10% (18% counting only foreigners), with a peak of 25% in Spain (33% considering only foreigners) and lowest levels in Austria at 4% overall and 9% for the foreign population. Unemployment data for foreigners in Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Poland are not available.


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