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Employment in the EU

The latest figures from Eurostat show that in 2015 the share of employed among the population aged 20-64 in the European Union amounted to 70.1%. The share of employees was thus higher than in 2014 (69.2%) but lower than the peak in 2008 (70.3%). A similar pattern was observed for men. In 2015, it was employed 75.9% of men, while they were in 2014 75.0%, in 2008 77.8%. The proportion of women in paid employment since 2010 has steadily increased. Last year it amounted to 64.3% while in 2014 amounted to 63.5% in 2008 was 62.8%.
The objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy is to achieve a 75 percent employment of the population aged 20-64. Each Member State, taking into account the situation with his country set their national targets. Last year, in comparison with the year before the employment rate among the population, aged 20-64 increased in almost all Member States, most notably in Hungary, Estonia, and Spain. The highest employment rate was recorded in Sweden (80.5%), Germany (78.0%) and the UK (76.9%) and the lowest in Greece (54.9%) and Croatia and Italy (both 60.5%) .
In Slovenia, in 2015 the employment rate of the population aged 20-64 stood at 69.1%, which is more than in 2014 (67.7%). Last year it was employed 73.3% of men and 64.7% women. The national goal of Slovenia in the context of Europe 2020 is 75%. Data for the age group of 55-64 years show that there were in 2015  in Slovenia 36.6% employee of the population, of which 42.6% were male and 30.5% female.

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