According to Eurostat, the job vacancy rate fell to 1.6% in both the eurozone and the European Union (EU) in the second quarter.
The job vacancy rate fell to 1.6% in both the eurozone and the European Union (EU) in the second quarter, compared to the same period last year, with Portugal showing the second lowest (0.7%), according to Eurostat.
In both the eurozone and the EU, between April and June, the jobs available fell to 1.6%, both from 2.3% in the same period of the previous year and 1.9% in the first quarter.
According to the European statistical office, the highest job vacancy rates were observed in the Czech Republic (5.4%), Belgium (3.1%), Austria (2.6%) and the lowest in Greece (0.3%), Portugal, Ireland, Spain, Poland and Romania (0.7% each).
Compared to the second quarter of 2019, available jobs declined in 25 member states, remained stable in Bulgaria and increased 0.1 percentage points in France.