, the indicator stands well above its long term average.
A majority of member states reported either an improvement or a stabilisation in sentiment. Among the seven largest member states, the Netherlands (+2
.3% in 2010, compared with 36.9% in 2000.
In 2010, the employment rate for persons aged 20 to 64 was highest in Sweden (78.7%), the Netherlands (76.8%), Denmark (76.1%), Cyprus (75.4%), Germany and Austria
London (343% of the average), the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (279%), Brussels (216%), Groningen in the Netherlands (198%), Hamburg (188%) and Prague (172%).
Among the 40 regions exceeding the 125% level
, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Estonia.
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech