The overall support for more EU involvement in the fight against unemployment stayed almost constant, with a one percentage point decrease. However, there are significant changes in some Member States (see Figure 3). The most significant increase is seen in Germany (an increase of 10 percentage points) and the most significant decrease is in Estonia (decrease of 11 percentage points), Austria and Slovakia (10 percentage point decrease in both countries).
The evaluation of EU involvement in the fight against unemployment has improved significantly between 2016 and 2018. The share of citizens who evaluate it as adequate has increased by six percentage points (from 23 % in 2016 to 29 % in 2018), whereas the share of citizens who evaluate it as insufficient has dropped by 10 percentage points (from 69 % in 2016 to 59 % in 2018). Despite that, the fight against unemployment is the policy area with the highest number of citizens who evaluate current EU action as insufficient (compared to the other policy areas included in the survey)