The HICP inflation rate in the Eurozone was 9.1%. On an annual basis in August of this year. Against 8.9 percent, the European statistics office Eurostat reported providing the final data.
Market consensus was 9.1%. every year. Across the European Union, inflation was 10.1% in August. On an annual basis, compared to 9.8 percent. A month ago.
Vacancies in the Eurozone
Eurostat also reported that the vacancy rate in the Eurozone was 3.2%. In the second quarter of 2022 for 3.1%. quarter earlier and 2.3 percent. a year ago. In the entire European Union, this indicator reached 3%. versus 2.9 percent a quarter ago and 2.2 percent. A year ago, it was stated in the press release.
Among the Member States for which comparable data are available (see country notes), the highest vacancy rates in the second quarter of 2022 were recorded in the Netherlands (5.1%), Belgium (5%), the Czech Republic (4.9% and Austria (4.8%), While the lowest rates were recorded in Bulgaria, Spain and Romania (0.9% in total), followed by Slovakia (1%).In the same quarter of the previous year, the vacancy rate increased in 24 member states and remained stable in the Czech Republic, Croatia and Poland, with Germany (+1.6 percentage points), Austria (+1.4 percentage points) and the Netherlands (+1.3 percentage points)” – as reported.
In the case of Poland, the rate was 1.2%. In the second quarter of this year. compared to 1.3 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to 1.2 percent. a year ago.
The vacancy rate is the ratio of the number of vacancies to the total number of (covered and vacant) positions.
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