Change Between 2022 And 2023 In Percentage Points
(%) 2023 Q3
(%) 2022 Q3
(%) 2021 Q3
0.8
1.2
1.6
2
2.4
2.9
3.5
4.7

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Job vacancy rates in Europe Q3 2023

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This map shows the latest job vacancy rates across Europe, as of the third quarter of 2023. The job vacancy rate (JVR) measures the proportion of total posts that are vacant in a country. A higher job vacancy rate suggests a strong demand for labour. Conversely, a lower vacancy rate implies fewer open jobs and a lower demand for labour.



Eurostat publishes data on job vacancies for The European Union and the euro area, EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and the Republic of North Macedonia.



The latest data for the third quarter of 2023 reveals a slight decrease in vacancy rates in both the Euro area (2.9%) and the EU (2.6%), compared to the same quarter the previous year.



The data highlights large variations among different European countries, with Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and Germany showing the highest rates as of Q3 2023. Poland, Bulgaria and Romania had the lowest vacancy rates.