In August 2021, the number of commercial flights in the EU increased by 48% compared with August 2020. This is still well below the pre-pandemic levels (-31% compared with August 2019).
In Q2 2020, the EU’s largest trade partner in goods was China, overtaking the United States.
In 2019, there were 2.0 million teachers (85% women, 15% men) and 24.5 million pupils at the primary education level in the EU Member States.
In 2020, in the EU, 9 in 10 people aged 15-19 years were still in education (89.5%).
In July 2021, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.6%, down from 7.8% in June 2021 and from 8.4% in July 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 6.9% in July 2021, dow
In 2019, the EU Member States’ general government expenditure on defence amounted to €168.5 billion, representing 2.6% of total general government expenditure.
In 2020, the tourism industry suffered from the COVID-19 outbreak: the number of nights spent at EU tourist accommodation establishments dropped by 52% in 2020 compared with 2019.
The presence of children in the household affects the employment rate of men and women differently, 2020 data shows.
In June 2021, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 1.5% in the euro area and by 1.2% the EU, compared with May 2021.