Romanian city, among the top European ones where it’s easy to find jobs

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A Romanian city is ranked among the ones in the EU when it’s easy to find a job, reads a Eurostat survey on working in cities.

When asking the city dwellers, the respondents are most likely to agree that it is easy to find a job in Prague (72%), Cluj Napoca (67% agree), Munich (62%) and Bratislava (62%). At the other end of the scale, there are 10 cities where more than 8 out of 10 respondents disagree with this statement. Respondents are most likely to disagree in three Italian cities: Palermo (96%), Napoli (93%) and Torino (85%), as well as in Greek greater city of Athens (85%) and Spanish Málaga (85%), the survey says based on statistics collected on February-April 2016.

In 2015, the highest proportion (85 %) of city-dwellers who were satisfied with their personal job situation was recorded in Graz (the second largest city in Austria), while relatively high degrees of satisfaction were also recorded in the Austrian capital of Wien (79 %), the Danish capital of København (78 %), the western French city of Rennes (also 78 %) and the Belgian capital of Brussels (77 %).

By contrast, the lowest level of satisfaction (44 %) was recorded in the heavily industrialised city of Miskolc (north-east Hungary), while the Greek capital of Greater Athens (45 %) and the Hungarian capital of Budapest (49 %), along with Piatra Neamț (eastern Romania; also 49 %) were the only other cities where less than half the population declared they were satisfied with their personal job situation.

On metropolitan regions of southern Europe, some of the lowest employment rates were confirmed in southern and eastern EU Member States, as all 23 Spanish metropolitan regions and all but one metropolitan region in Romania — Craiova being the exception — recorded employment rates that were below the EU-28 average.

The highest share of the working-age population (defined here as those aged 25–64) living in a city and in possession of a tertiary level of education was recorded in Luxembourg (74.7 % of men and 69.1 % of women). Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Romania were the only other EU Member States to record a higher share of working-age men (rather than women) with a tertiary level of educational attainment among those living in cities.

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