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Increasing growth of the labour market in the third quarter of 2016 2016-12-21

The salaried employment has once again slightly increased during the first quarter of 2016, as shown by the statistics of the National Social Security Office. The increase of employment in 2016 has accelerated with respect to the increase registered in 2014 and 2015.

Global view

Compared to the same period in 2015, the salaried employment has once again increased during the third quarter of 2016, as shown by the statistics of the National Social Security Office. Both the number of jobs (+ 1.2%) and the work volume (+1.4% in full-time equivalents) have increased. The global view is that of a gradually improving labour market. The favourable tendency on the labour market is first of all boosted by the commercial services sector. The regression of employment in ‘Industry and Construction’ has less come to a standstill and even a slight growth can be observed. The employment in the non-commercial services shows a moderate increase.

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