1 May 2016: Labour Day


1 May 2016: Labour Day  

On the occasion of Labour Day, which is celebrated each year on 1 May, 
Eurostat publishes some information & an infographic on the
employment situation in the EU and the Member States.


…that the share of employed persons aged 20-64 years ranges from 83% for people with a tertiary education level, to 71% for people with a upper secondary level and 53% for people with a lower secondary level or less?

…that the share of young persons aged 15-34 who are employed between 1 and 3 years after graduation reaches 71% in the EU, but only 44% in Italy and 41% in Greece?

…that the share of temporary employees aged 15 years and over ranges from about 1% of all employees in Romania to 28% in Poland?

…that 71% of part-time employed persons aged 15 years and over in Greece work part-time because they cannot find a full-time job?

…that more than one out of five employed persons aged 15 years and over work at least sometimes at night in Slovakia (23%) and Slovenia (20%)?

…that the share of employed persons aged 15 and over who work usually from home ranges from 10% in Luxembourg to 1% or less in Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria?

Source: Eurostat, EU Labour Force Survey. All data refer to 2015. Date of extraction: 26.04.2016

Further information can also be found in the Eurostat news release on employment indicators


   You might also be interested in the following Statistics Explained articles:

Infographic on the description of the EU labour market

Infographic: EU labour market 2015

Click on the image to download the infographic in PDF


Source: Eurostat, EU Labour Force Survey

Further statistics & information

Eurostat: Dedicated section on labour market

General Directorate Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission: Employment and social analysis

OECD: Employment statistics

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