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13 June, 2024
 

Some 68% of young unemployed Cypriots are unwilling to move for a job

In the EU more than half of the young unemployed are not ready to relocate to find work

Newsroom / CNA

In Cyprus only 16% of the unemployed is willing to relocate inside the country to find a job, 13% could move outside the country and 2% would move also out of the EU.

Out of the employed population, aged 20-34, in Cyprus in 2016, 87% did not move at all to get a job, 2% found a job by relocating inside the country and 5% found a job by moving form an EU member state. More than two-thirds of the unemployed aged 20-34 are not ready to move for a job in Malta (73%), the Netherlands (69%) and Cyprus (68%). In seventeen EU member state.

In the EU more than half of the young unemployed are not ready to relocate to find work.

Some 50% of unemployed people aged 20-34 in the European Union are reluctant to change their place of residence for a job, 21% are ready to move for a job but only in the same country, whereas 12% would consider moving to another EU member state. Seventeen percent would even be ready to move for a job outside EU, according to Eurostat.

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Unemployed aged 20-34 are not ready to move for a job in Malta (73%), the Netherlands (69%) and Cyprus (68%)

The highest percentage of young unemployed in the EU who are ready to change their place of residence inside the same country are in Romania and Germany (both 37%), the Czech Republic and Ireland (both 35%). The highest shares of those ready to relocate to another EU country are recorded in Estonia, Croatia (both 26%) and Slovenia (25%).

The share of young unemployed ready to move outside the EU is highest in Sweden (34%), followed by Spain, Finland (28%) and France (27%). In most member states, the share of those ready to relocate inside the country is larger than the share of those ready to move to another EU member state.

However, in eight member states, the preference is to move within the EU. This is most apparent in Bulgaria where the share of those ready to move to another EU member state is double that of those ready to move inside Bulgaria (12% ready to move within Bulgaria and 23% ready to relocate to another Member State). Slovakia also stands out with 14% ready to relocate within Slovakia and 23% to another EU Member State.

In fifteen EU member states, 90% or more employed young people aged 20-34 did not move for a job. The highest share was registered in Italy (98%), the lowest in Ireland (60%). 12% of employed young people in Luxembourg, 9% in Malta and 7% in Ireland moved there from another country for their current job. The highest shares of those who moved inside the country for work are in Ireland (26%), France (16%), Finland (14%) and Sweden (13%).

The education level of the young people plays a role. The young unemployed with a high level of education are more ready to move for work (23% ready to move in the same country and 16% to relocate within the EU) than young unemployed with a medium education level (20% and 11% respectively) or young unemployed with a low level of education (21% and 10%).

 

 

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