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Romania ranks above EU average in gender employment gap

In Romania, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - Romania Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Romania Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

2019-03-11 22:45:50

Employment Rate in Romania increased to 66.20 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 65.50 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Employment Rate in Romania averaged 61.12 percent from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 69.10 percent in the third quarter of 1996 and a record low of 55.40 percent in the first quarter of 2003.

The gender employment gap for the 20-64 age interval reached 11.5 percentage points in 2017, from 11.6 percentage points in 2016, according to data released on Tuesday by the EU statistical Office (Eurostat).

In 2017, the employment rate of women aged 20 – 64 (66.5%) was 11.5 percentage points (pp) lower than that of men aged 20 - 64 (78.0%) in the European Union (EU). In other words, the gender employment gap in the EU stood at 11.5 pp.

Among the EU Member States, the gender employment gap was lowest in Lithuania (1.0 pp), Finland (3.5 pp), Sweden (4.0 pp) and Latvia (4.3 pp).

At the opposite end of the scale, the largest employment gap between men and women was observed in Malta (24.1 pp), followed by Italy (19.8 pp) and Greece (19.7 pp). Compared with five years ago, the gender employment gap decreased in the EU by 0.7 pp (from 12.2 pp in 2012 to 11.5 pp in 2017). A decrease occurred in 16 EU Member States.

Between 2012 and 2017, the largest decreases in the employment gap between men and women were recorded in Malta (-7.3 pp) and Luxembourg (-6.5 pp), followed by Slovakia (-2.7 pp) and Germany (-2.6 pp).

However, the gender employment gap rose over this period in 11 EU Member States. The highest increase was recorded in Hungary (+4.2 pp), followed by Ireland (+3.5 pp) and Bulgaria (+2.4 pp).

The gender employment gap remained stable in Slovenia (with a gap equal to 7.2 pp in both 2012 and 2017).


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