Labour Market, including Labour Force Survey (LFS) — Overview


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What information can I find here?

Labour market statistics measure the involvement of individuals, households and businesses in the labour market. They cover short-term and structural aspects of the labour market, both for the supply and the demand side, in monetary and non-monetary terms.

The following aspects are covered in this section:

  • Labour market situation providing data on employment, unemployment, inactivity, working time, temporary employment, labour market transitions, etc. from the EU Labour Force Survey (LFS);
  • Job vacancies;
  • Labour costs such as the quarterly labour cost index, labour cost levels, Labour Cost Survey;
  • Earnings such as gross and net earnings, gender pay gap, minimum wages; 
  • Quality of employment.  
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How many jobs are vacant?

Read our article in Statistics Explained about job vacancies rates to find the answer and see how the situation is in your country.

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Compare labour cost trends

Our tool 'Economic trends' visualises the development of labour costs over the last quarters. Select your country to compare it to the EU. 

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How much less do women earn than men?

Explore the chapter on earnings in our digital publication 'The life of women and men in Europe' as well as our nice interactive tool and infographic.

Find out about your country's labour market

Do you know how many persons in your country are employed, unemployed or economically inactive? How does this compare to other European countries? Find out using our interactive visualisation.

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Labour market policies (LMP) database

Labour market policies

To find information and statistics on labour market policies, please have a look at this website of the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. 

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Labour disputes

Statistics on labour disputes, e.g. strikes and lockouts, are available on the statistics website of the International Labour Organization (ILO).