2.8 million Europeans found work in the first quarter, but 2.6 lost it

The official EU statistics office estimates that 2.8 million people (corresponding to 16.9% of all unemployed in the last three months of last year) have found jobs from the last quarter of 2017 to the first quarter of 2018 10.3 million (62.7%) remained unemployed and 3.4 million (20.5%) were economically inactive.

On the other hand, among those who had jobs in the last quarter of 2017, 1.4% (2.6 million) became unemployed in the first quarter of this year and 3.8 million (2.1%) became inactive (including working adults who are not available for the labor market or looking for work).

Eurostat points out that these figures published today do not contain data for Germany, with more than 4,500 people in Portugal between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of this year.

According to data released on Tuesday by the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), the number of unemployed registered at employment centers in Portugal fell by 20.6% in July compared to the same period in 2017 to 330,587, with the minimum of the last 16 was renewed year.

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