Czech Republic leads Europe when it comes to job offers

The Central European country’s jobs vacancy rate is nearly the double than the EU average

According to the latest data provided by Eurostat, starting from the first quarter of 2014 the labor market in Europe started to experience a period of relative growth, back to the level of 2012 (1.5percent), not only in the Eurozone, but in the whole Union.

While the performance of EU member states is more or less stable, one country among the others stands out: the Czech Republic. In the third quarter of 2017 it had a job vacancy rate of 4.1 percent (almost twice as much compared to 2014). This figure is much larger not only than the EU average (+ 2 percent in the third quarter of 2017) but also that of a country like Germany (2.7 percent).

Job vacancy statistics (JVS) provide information on the level and structure of labour demand. Eurostat publishes quarterly data on the number of job vacancies and the number of occupied posts in the EU.