Most of part time work­ers are un­der­em­ployed

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

Among the 44.1 mln per­sons in the Euro­pean Union (EU) work­ing part-time in 2014, some 9.8 mln were un­der­em­ployed who wished to work more hours and were avail­able to do so.

This cor­re­sponds to 22.2% of all part-time work­ers and 4.5% of to­tal em­ploy­ment in the EU in 2014. The large ma­jor­ity of part-time work­ers be­ing un­der­em­ployed in the EU were women (67%).

Ac­cord­ing to Euro­stat, in Cyprus, the per­cent­age of peo­ple work­ing part-time in 2014 was 14% and the un­der­em­ployed 9.3%.

In 2014, the per­cent­age of un­der­em­ployed part-time work­ers among to­tal part-time work­ers var­ied sig­nif­i­cantly across the EU Mem­ber States. A ma­jor­ity of part-time work­ers wished to work more hours while be­ing avail­able to do so in Greece (72.1%), Cyprus (65.9%) and Spain (57.3%). At the op­po­site end of the scale, the Nether­lands (4.0%) reg­is­tered by far the small­est share of un­der­em­ployed part-time work­ers, fol­lowed by Lux­em­bourg (10.5%), Den­mark (10.7%), Es­to­nia (11.2%) and the Czech Repub­lic (11.4%).

At EU level, 22.2% of per­sons work­ing part-time were un­der­em­ployed in 2014. It should be noted that un­der­em­ployed part­time work­ers were pre­dom­i­nantly women in ev­ery EU Mem­ber State ex­cept Ro­ma­nia and Slo­vakia.

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