Employment rate generally lower for non-EU citizens than for EU nationals

In 2020, the employment rate of the population aged 20-64 living in the EU was generally lower for non-EU citizens (57.2%) than for nationals (73.3%) and citizens of other EU Member States (73.0%), according to data released today by Eurostat, the statistical service of the EU. In Cyprus these rates are 68.4%, 75.4% and 78.5% respectively.

Among EU regions with available and reliable data, the highest employment rate for non-EU citizens was 94.7%, recorded in the Czech region of Central Moravia. The next highest regional employment rates of at least 85% for citizens of non-EU countries were also observed in the Czech Republic in the regions of South-West, North-West, Central Bohemia, North-East and South-East.

At the other end of the scale, in 34 regions less than half of non-EU citizens were in employment. Among these, there were seven regions where the emp

Source: Cyprus News Agency