The number of persons employed in Malta increased by 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.1% in the EU28.
Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.2% in the euro area and by 1,0% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Eurostat estimates that, in the fourth quarter of 2015, 229.9 million men and women were employed in the EU28, of which 151.9 million were in the euro area. These figures are seasonally adjusted.
Malta (+1.7%) and Croatia (+0.8%) recorded the highest increases in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, followed by Spain, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal and Sweden (all +0.7%). Estonia (-2.4%), the United Kingdom (-1.0%) and Lithuania (-0.3%) recorded decreases.