March 17, 2023
Between the third and the fourth quarter of 2022, 3.2 million unemployed people in the EU (24.5 % of all unemployed in the third quarter of 2022) found a job. During this period, 6.7 million (51.1 %) remained unemployed and 3.2 million unemployed people (24.4 %) transitioned out of the labour force.
This information comes from recently published data on labour market flows in the fourth quarter of 2022. The article presents a handful of findings from the more detailed Statistics Explained article.
The visual and table give an overview of all possible transitions and show the changes in labour market status. In the visual, the figures for employment, unemployment and out of the labour force refer to the number of people remaining in each status between the two quarters. The grey arrows indicate the direction of net flows.
Of all those in employment in the third quarter of 2022, 2.5 million (1.2 %) became unemployed in the fourth quarter of 2022, and 5.0 million (2.5 %) transitioned out of the labour force.
From those counted as out of the labour force in the third quarter of 2022, 5.2 million (4.4 %) moved into employment in the fourth quarter of 2022 and 3.7 million (3.2 %) transitioned into unemployment.
For more information:
- Statistics Explained article on labour market flow statistics in the EU
- Thematic section on the EU Labour Force Survey
- Database on the EU Labour Force Survey
- Metadata on labour market transitions
- What’s New article on the EU labour market in the third quarter of 2022
- The labour market flows published from 2021 onwards are based on the EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) under the Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 on European statistics relating to persons and households, based on data at individual level collected from samples. More details about the Regulation can be found here.
- The figures are based on seasonally adjusted data.