In 2018, 208 of the 240 EU regions (87%) saw their employment grow, while in 5 regions the number of persons employed remained stable and in a further 27 regions employment decreased.
Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rate was recorded in Malta (+5.7%), ahead of Adriatic Croatia in Croatia (+4.9%), Southern in Ireland (+4.7%), Marche in Italy (+4.6%), French Guiana in France (+4.5%), followed by Cyprus and Pest in Hungary (both +4.1%) as well as Northern & Western in Ireland (+4.0%).
At the opposite end of the scale, the biggest decrease in employment was registered in Mayotte in France (-2.9%), followed by North-Central (-2.1%) and South-Central (-2.0%) in Bulgaria as well as Świętokrzyskie in Poland (- 2.0%).
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