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Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.7%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA-19) was 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, up from 1.6% recorded in both the previous quarter and the fourth quarter of 2015, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro area

Hourly labour costs rose by 1.6% in the euro area (EA-19) and by 1.7% in the EU-28 in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

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Euro area international trade in goods deficit of 0.6 billion euros

The first estimate for euro area (EA-19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in January 2017 was 163.9 billion euros. Imports from the rest of the world stood at 164.5 billion euros.

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Key figures

Europe in figures (EU-28)
Population2016510.3 mn
Population change rate per 1,000 inh.2015+3.5
Population density2015 117 inh./km2
Life expectancy (female)201583.3 years
Life expectancy (male)201577.9 years
Gross domestic product per inh.201629,000 EUR
Real GDP growth rate2016+1.9%
Inflation rate20160.3%

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