Job Vacancy rate at 1% in Cyprus, 1.7% in the euroarea in Q2 2016

The job vacancy rate in Cyprus stood at 1.0% and by 1.7% in the euroarea in the second quarter of 2016, stable compared with the previous quarter, but up from 1.5% in the second quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat.

The job vacancy rate in the EU28 was 1.8% in the second quarter of 2016, stable compared with the previous quarter, but up from 1.7% in the second quarter of 2015.

In the euro area, the job vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2016 was 1.3% in industry and construction, and 1.9% in services. In the EU28, the rate was 1.4% in industry and construction, and 2.0% in services.

Among the Member States for which comparable data are available, the highest job vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2016 were recorded in the Czech Republic (2.9%), Belgium (2.8%), the United Kingdom (2.5%), Germany (2.4%) and Sweden .

Source: Cyprus News Agency.