was recorded in Austria (4.5%), the Netherlands (5.1%), Germany and Luxembourg (both 5.4%). The highest rate was seen in the troubled euro countries Spain (24.8%) and Greece (22.5% in April 2012).
in Germany and Italy.
“Geographically, developments continue to be diverse. Europe is weakening further. On the other hand, business in North America is accelerating, also driven by the IT Professional
. The European slowdown particularly impacted senior executive recruitment and the firm’s outsourcing business. However, demand for contract staff remained high in countries including Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg
(Germany, France, Italy) is projected to grow at +0.4% in the third quarter, rising to +0.6% in the fourth quarter. Second quarter 2010 GDP grew by +1.6% in the US, by +5.1% in the three largest countries
), and with optimism as to prospects for the New Year in a number of its key markets."
"Increased demand for temporary staff, particularly within Germany and the UK at the end of 2009 and in early 2010, has resulted
levels amongst the larger economies in Western Europe were in the UK (59%), France (55%), and Germany (51%). However many of the smaller countries bettered their larger neighbours, namely Switzerland (64