The share of employees who usually work from home was highest in Luxembourg (10 percent) and lowest in Romania, Latvia, Croatia, Cyprus and Lithuania (less than 1 percent) in 2017, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, shows, on the occasion of Labour Day. It was taken into account persons aged 15-74.
At the same time, the share of temporary employees ranged from about 1 percent of all employees in Romania to 27 percent in Spain.
Last year, 8 percent of employed persons in the EU worked at least occasionally at night. This ranged from 3 percent in Italy to 15 percent in Croatia and Poland. In Romania, 7.3 percent of employees worked at least occasionally at night.
According to the EU Labour Force survey, the share of employees working long hours (49 hours or more per week) was highest in the United Kingdom and Cyprus (12 percent and 11 percent respectively) and lowest in the Netherlands, Lithuania and Bulgaria (less than 1 percent), Sweden (1.1 percent), Latvia (1.7 percent) and Romania (1.8 percent).
At EU level, 227.02 million employees aged 15-74 were employed in 2017, of which 32.65 million were self-employed, while in Romania there were 8.67 million employees, and 1.57 million carried out independent activities.