The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter. In the third quarter of 2018, employment increased by 0.2% in both zones.
Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.3% in the euro area and by 1.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018 (after +1.4% and +1.3% respectively in the third quarter of 2018).
Over the whole year 2018, employment rose by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU28. The annual growth rate for 2017 was +1.6% for both the euro area and the EU28.
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