Brussels, Sep 13 (EFE) .- Spain recorded the second largest increase in employment across the European Union (EU) between April and June compared to the first quarter of 2017, noting a rise In the year-on-year terms, the indicator in Spain grew by 2.8% during the second half of the year, according to data published today by the European Statistical Office Eurostat. p>
quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2016. p>
In both the twenty-eighth and the eurozone, employment rose by 0.4% from April to June, compared to the previous three months of 2017, when the increase was 0.5% in both areas. p>
Compared to the second quarter of 2016, employment increased by 1.6% in the nineteen countries that share the single currency and 1.5% in the whole community club, figures identical to those recorded from January to March. p>
According to Eurostat, in the second quarter of 2017 they worked in the European Union 235.4 million men and women, 155.6 of them in the euro area, the highest levels in both areas. p>
By country, Malta (1%), Spain ( Greece and Poland (0.8% in both) recorded the highest quarterly increases, while the most marked decreases occurred in Croatia (0.8%), Latvia (0.7%), Romania (0.6%) and Estonia (0.5%).