.8% in the previous quarter).The Euro area (EA17) includes Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland
, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in the Netherlands (4.2%), Austria (4.3%) and Luxembourg (4.5%), and the highest in Spain (20.7%), Lithuania (17.3% in the fourth quarter of 2010) and Latvia (17
and native French speaker, joined the Adecco Group in 2009 and has since successfully led Northern Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). From 2007 until joining
.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