Among the Member States for which comparable data are available, the highest job vacancy rates in the first quarter of 2014 were recorded in Germany (2.9%), the United Kingdom (2.1%) and Belgium (2.0%), and the lowest in Cyprus (0.2%), Poland (0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2013) and Latvia (0.5%).
Among the Member States for which data for the first quarter of 2014 are available, the job vacancy rate rose in thirteen, remained stable in nine and fell in three compared with the first quarter of 2013. The largest increases were registered in the United Kingdom (+0.4 percentage points), Denmark and Germany (both +0.3 p.p.), and the decreases in Belgium, Spain and Austria (all -0.2 p.p.).