Malta leads EU in job creation in second quarter: Eurostat

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-12 00:26:32|Editor: yan
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VALLETTA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Malta's job creation figures in second quarter put it ahead of every other EU country, according to new figures released by the Eurostat on Tuesday.

Eurostat said that the number of persons in employment increased by 0.4 percent in both the euro area and the wider EU in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter.

Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.5 percent in the euro area and by 1.4 percent in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018.

Malta, along with Estonia, registered the highest growth with 1.3 percent in employment among the 28 EU member states during the first three months of the year compared with the previous quarter.

Eurostat estimates that 238.9 million men and women were employed in the EU in the second quarter of 2018, of which 158 million were in the euro area.

Those figures would make it the highest level of employment ever recorded in both EU and Eurozone areas.