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Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro area

Ma, 20/03/2017 - 12:00
Hourly labour costs rose by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.7% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third quarter of 2016, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% and 1.8% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.7%

Ma, 20/03/2017 - 12:00
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 1.6% recorded in both the previous quarter and the fourth quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The job vacancy rate in the EU28 was 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015.
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Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area

Pe, 17/03/2017 - 12:00
In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2016, production in construction fell by 0.6% in the euro area, while it grew by 0.2% in the EU28.
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Euro area international trade in goods deficit of €0.6 bn

Pe, 17/03/2017 - 12:00
The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in January 2017 was €163.9 billion, an increase of 13% compared with January 2016 (€144.9 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €164.5 bn, a rise of 17% compared with January 2016 (€140.1 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €0.6 bn deficit in trade in goods with the rest of the world in January 2017, compared with a surplus of €4.8 bn in January 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €145.7 bn in January 2017, up by 10% compared with January 2016.
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1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in 2016

To, 16/03/2017 - 12:00
In 2016, 1 204 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number slightly down compared with 2015 (when 1 257 000 first time applicants were registered) but almost double that of 2014 (562 700).
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Annual inflation up to 2.0% in the euro area

To, 16/03/2017 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation was 2.0% in February 2017, up from 1.8% in January. In February 2016 the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.9% in February 2017, up from 1.7% in January. A year earlier the rate was -0.1%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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Employment up by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28

Ke, 15/03/2017 - 12:00
The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2016, employment increased by 0.2% in both areas. These figures are seasonally adjusted.
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Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU still on the rise to almost 17% in 2015

Ti, 14/03/2017 - 12:00
In 2015, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.7% in the European Union (EU), nearly double 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.
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Industrial production up by 0.9% in euro area

Ti, 14/03/2017 - 12:00
In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.9% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2016 industrial production fell by 1.2% in the euro area and by 0.7% in the EU28.
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Over 5 million babies born in the EU in 2015

Ke, 08/03/2017 - 12:00
In 2015, 5.103 million babies were born in the European Union (EU), compared with 5.063 million in 2001 (the first year comparable statistics are available). Among Member States, France continued to record the highest number of births (799 700 in 2015), ahead of the United Kingdom (776 700), Germany (737 600), Italy (485 800), Spain (418 400) and Poland (369 300).
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GDP up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28

Ti, 07/03/2017 - 12:00
Seasonally adjusted GDP rose by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.5% in the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the third quarter of 2016, GDP grew by 0.4% in both zones.
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Only 1 manager out of 3 in the EU is a woman

Ma, 06/03/2017 - 12:00
Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%). In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be under-represented amongst managers.
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Government expenditure on social protection accounted for almost one fifth of GDP

Ma, 06/03/2017 - 12:00
Among the main functions of general government expenditure in the European Union (EU), ‘social protection’ was by far the most important in 2015, equivalent to 19.2% of GDP. The next most important areas were ‘health’ (7.2%), ‘general public services’ such as external affairs and public debt transactions (6.2%), ‘education’ (4.9%) and ‘economic affairs’ (4.3%).
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Volume of retail trade down by 0.1% in euro area

Pe, 03/03/2017 - 12:00
In January 2017 compared with December 2016, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade fell by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), while it rose by 0.1% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December the retail trade volume decreased by 0.5% in the euro area and by 1.0% in the EU28.
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Euro area annual inflation up to 2.0%

To, 02/03/2017 - 12:00
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 2.0% in February 2017, up from 1.8% in January 2017, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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Industrial producer prices up by 0.7% in euro area

To, 02/03/2017 - 12:00
In January 2017, compared with December 2016, industrial producer prices rose by 0.7% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.8% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In December 2016 prices increased by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU28.
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Euro area unemployment at 9.6%

To, 02/03/2017 - 12:00
The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6% in January 2017, stable compared to December 2016 and down from 10.4% in January 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.1% in January 2017, down from 8.2% in December 2016 and from 8.9% in January 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since January 2009. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
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