Labour Day 2020

1 May 2020: Labour Day

Group of workers commuting  Young person employed Different professions  Worker in factory Looking for a job  Self employed person  Waiting for an interview  Man working

1 May 2020: Labour Day  

On the occasion of Labour Day, which is celebrated each year on 1 May, 
Eurostat publishes a data visualisation tool & some interesting  information on the
employment situation in the EU, Member States, the United Kingdom, EFTA and candidate countries.

Data visualisation

Did you know?

 that in 2019 …

… the share of temporary employees was lowest in Romania and Lithuania (less than 2% of all employees) and highest in Spain (26%)?

… nearly 15 % of employed persons in Slovakia worked usually at night, while the EU average was 5%?

… the share of employees usually working long hours (49 hours or more per week ) was highest in Cyprus (9%) and lowest in the Netherlands, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Sweden (less than 1%)?

… the proportion of self-employed persons varied from 29% in Greece to 8% in Luxembourg and Denmark?

… the share of employees who usually work from home was highest in Finland (10%) and lowest in Romania, Hungary, Cyprus and Lithuania (less than 1%)?

Source: Eurostat, EU Labour Force Survey.  Date of extraction: 21.04.2020. All data refer to age group 15-74.

Further information & statistics

Further information can also be found in the Eurostat news on EU 2020 employment indicators.


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