In the second quarter, the number of employed persons in Estonia was up 3% in Estonia year on year, reported Eurostat.
The fastest employment growth was recorded in Malta at 3.6%. Latvian employment was up 1.5% in a year and Lithuania posted 1% growth. Employment declined fastest in Cyprus (6.1%), Greece (4.3%) and Portugal (4%).
Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment fell 1% in the euro area and 0.4% in the EU in the second quarter of 2013.