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Eurozone generated over 1 million jobs in Q2 2021

Brussels, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Euro zone generated more than one million jobs in Q2 2021 and registered a total of 158.9 million people employed in this period, the European Statistical Office (Eurostat) reported on Tuesday.

In spite of reporting such a number of employees, there are still nearly 3 million workers to recover compared to levels prior to the impact of Covid-19.

According to Eurostat, the toll of employed people in the whole of the European Union (EU) reached 207.5 million, which is equivalent to a 1.5 million rise compared to Q1.

Compared to Q4 2019, the EU has yet to regain just over two million jobs.

Meanwhile, in April-June period the total number of hours worked grew 2.7% in the Euro zone, after losing 0.5 percentage points in the first three months of the year; while rising 2.4% in the EU after remaining stable in Q1.

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