Part-time work still more popular among women than men

In the EU, fresh Eurostat data shows that the share of female part-time workers in total female-employed people aged 15-64, in the third quarter of 2022, was higher (28%) than the share of men (8%), with women representing the highest shares in all occupational categories. 

At the country level, women recorded the higher share of part-time workers in total employed people aged 15-64 in all EU countries, except Romania where the share of men was higher: 4% for men against 3% for women. In Bulgaria, the shares of women and men part-time workers were very similar. 

The Netherlands recorded the highest share of women working part-time, 63% of total employment against 24% for men, and the largest difference between women and men (39pp). The other EU countries that recorded the largest differences between women and men were Austria (39 pp) and Germany (37 pp). 

Latvia was among the countries recording a fairly small difference between the sexes with the equivalent figures of 9% part-time workers in total female-employed people aged 15-64 and 5% for men.

Part time work by gender, Q 3, 2022
Part time work by gender, Q 3, 2022

 

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