Involuntary part-time work highest in Greece

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Involuntary part-time work highest in Greece (70.2%) – lowest in Estonia (7.5%)


Among those persons in the EU employed part-time in 2017, over a quarter (26.4%) did not actively choose this working pattern.

The highest shares of involuntary part-time work across the EU were recorded in Greece (70.2% of persons employed part-time) and Cyprus (67.4%), followed by Italy (62.5%), Spain (61.1%), Bulgaria (58.7%), Romania (55.8%), Portugal (47.5%) and France (43.1%).

In contrast, involuntary part time represented less than 10% of total part-time employment in Estonia (7.5%), Belgium (7.8%), the Netherlands (8.2%), the Czech Republic (9.1%) and Malta (9.6%).

source: Eurostat

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