Employment 2014

Labour market in the EU


Labour Market Statistics  

Today, Eurostat publishes some information & data visualisation on the
labour market in the EU and the Member States.


…that the share of self-employed among all persons employed aged 20-64 years ranged from 8% in Denmark and Luxembourg to 31% in Greece?

…that the share of temporary employees aged 20-64 years ranged from 1.5% of all employees in Romania to 27.9% in Poland

…that the share of employees aged 20-64 who usually work from home was highest in Luxembourg (11.0%) and the Netherlands (8.4%) and lowest in Latvia and Romania (0.4%)?

…that the average duration of working life was highest in Sweden (40.9 years) and the Netherlands (39.8 years) and lowest in Italy (30.3 years) and Hungary (30.8 years)?

…that in the EU28, 79% of all women with high education aged 20-64 years were employed, compared with 43% of women with low education…

…and that this difference was less pronounced for men: the employment rate for men with high education was 86%, compared with 61% for men with low education. 

Source: Eurostat, EU Labour Force Survey (Data of extraction: 06.05.2015). Data refer to 2014, except for duration of working life (2013 data). 


Further information can be found in the Eurostat news release on the 2014 results of the European Labour Force Survey.


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  2. Directorate-General Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission: Policies & activities
  3. Directorate-General Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission: Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2014
  4. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound): European Working Conditions Surveys
  5. International Labour Organisation (ILO): Statistics on strikes & lockouts