Labour Market

From Fresh Diplomas to First Jobs

Eurostat data reveals that in 2022, 82% of recent graduates in the EU were employed, marking a significant increase from prior years. This rate is 7 percentage points higher than that of 2014, illustrating a steady upward trend that was only disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Eurostat.

The data encompasses recent graduates aged 20-34 who completed their highest level of education 1-3 years ago, and are not currently pursuing further studies.

The highest employment rates for recent graduates were observed in Luxembourg (93%), the Netherlands (93%), Germany (92%), and Iceland (92%). Conversely, Italy (65%), Greece (66%), and Romania (70%) recorded the lowest rates.

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