FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Employment has increased 0.2% in the fourth quarter of last year in the countries belonging to the Euro Area, according to data released by Eurostat, the European statistics agency.

From the same period last year, employment has posted a 1.7% increase. These figures come somewhat shorter than the 0.3% quarterly increase, and the 1.9% yearly increase posted in the previous quarter. Over the whole 2007, employment ion the Euro Area has increased 1.7%.