Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 71.1% in 2016

Eurostat news release 69/2017 - 25 April 2017

In 2016, the employment rate of the population aged 20 to 64 in the European Union (EU) stood at 71.1%, up compared with both 2015 (70.1%) and its previous peak recorded in 2008 (70.3%). The Europe 2020 strategy target is to reach a total employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 of at least 75% in the EU by 2020. This objective has been translated into national targets in order to reflect the situation and possibilities of each Member State to contribute to the common goal.

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