Eurozone employment edges up to highest level since 2009

European Union

Employment in the Eurozone climbed at the end of last year as the currency-bloc's moderate economic recovery continued.

There were 151.9m people in work in the Eurozone between October and December, according to figures published by EU statistical office Eurostat this morning. It is 0.3 per cent more people in work than between June and September and marks the highest level of employment since 2009.

Compared with the same period in 2014, there were 1.2 per cent more people in work. Spain led growth among the larger economies with 0.7 per cent growth between October and December. On the year Spanish employment was up three per cent.

German employment rose one per cent on the year while France only registered a climb of 0.5 per cent.

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