.1%) and Lithuania (+3.7%).
The Euro area (EA17) consists of Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland
% of HR managers in Germany have plans to recruit new talent compared with 81% in Belgium, 78% in the Netherlands but only 26% in Portugal.
At the other end of the spectrum 7% of HR managers in Germany
) and the Netherlands (+5% y-o-y in August). The evolution of turnover displays a similar trend to hours worked with slowing growth for the industry.
In August, EU 27 unemployment levels rose by +0.1% compared
, including Austria (3.9%), where unemployment was the lowest. This is followed by both Luxembourg and the Netherlands (both 5.2%), as well as Germany (5.4%) where economic developments are still relatively
continuing to impact business across the region. But in the Netherlands the firm grew its contract solutions business while it said that Belgium's business remained “resilient.”
The firm is following on its
companies Randstad and ManpowerGroup recently reported a slowdown in Europe as major staffing markets in the region such as France and the Netherlands continued to deteriorate in the last quarter.
modest improvements compared to three months ago.
Employers in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Spain and Romania are reporting their weakest hiring plans to date