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Employment up 0.4 percent across eurozone, European Union member states

 Workers at a construction site of an apartment building in downtown Frankfurt work on renovating the building against the backdrop of office and banking buildings, 31 May 2017, Frankfurt, Germany. EPA-EFE FILE/MAURITZ ANTIN

Workers at a construction site of an apartment building in downtown Frankfurt work on renovating the building against the backdrop of office and banking buildings, 31 May 2017, Frankfurt, Germany. EPA-EFE FILE/MAURITZ ANTIN

Brussels, Sep 11 (efe-epa).- The number of people in employment went up 0.4 percent across the eurozone and European Union member states in the second quarter of the year compared to the first, according to a report from the EU's statistical office on Tuesday.

The Eurostat report said it estimated some 238.9 million people had jobs across the EU28 countries, 158 million of whom were located within the eurozone.

"Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.5 percent in the euro area and by 1.4 percent in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018," the statement said.

In Spain, employment was up 0.7 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

Elsewhere, it was up 1.3 percent in Estonia, 1.2 percent in Poland and 1 percent in Cyprus, while Latvia, Portugal and Romania all saw a -0.3 percent drop.

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