-on-quarter, the slowest increase in over two years. In France and the Netherlands employment remained flat while in the UK the number of people with a job rose by +0.7%.
Italy also registered an increase (+0
;Alan Townsend, responsible for business operation at Monster Europe.
Job vacancies declined in four out of seven countries monitored by Monster with only Germany (+2%), the UK (+1%) and Belgium (+1
currency, the UK grew by +5% while all other major European markets declined (Nordics -4%), Germany -10%), Netherlands (-12%) and Belgium (-11%).
In this region the “gross profit margin was below the prior