Overall, the EU labour market slightly recovered in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The EU employment rate for people between 20 and 64 years of age was 72.6% in the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 0.3%.

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The difference in the employment rate between the third and fourth quarter of 2020 varies between the different EU member states.

The highest increase was registered in Luxembourg (+2.1%), followed by Estonia (+1.2%). While the rate increased in 18 countries, it decreased in five: Slovakia and Belgium (both -0.3%), Austria (-0.2%), as well as Hungary and Cyprus (both -0.1%).


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