Eurostat: Labour market across EU recovers in Q3 2020

by   CIJ News iDesk II
2021-01-12   15:47

Throughout the third quarter 2020, the labour market across the European Union recovered to some extent as COVID-19 measures were released by most Member States. Between the second and the third quarter of 2020, 2.6 million people in the European Union (21.1 percent of all unemployed in the second quarter of 2020) found a job, according to Eurostat. During this period, 6.9 million (56.5 percent) remained unemployed and 2.7 million people (22.4 percent) became economically inactive. Of all those initially in employment in the second quarter of 2020, 2.3 million (1.5 percent) became unemployed in the third quarter of 2020, and 3.7 million (2.4 percent) transitioned into economic inactivity, informed Eurostat.