In the first half of 2018, the EU's economy continued its expansion, yet slightly less dynamically than in 2017. 27 out of 28 Member States reported positive GDP growth. Since the beginning of 2018, the pace of economic growth has moderated, and most recent survey indicators point to lower sentiment and higher uncertainty. Despite of this, the outlook for the labour market is broadly positive. Employment continued to grow, with now 239 million people in employment in the EU. At the same time, unemployment continued to decline.
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