Forecast of Employment, Unemployment Rate and Wage Bill by Länder and Regional Health Insurance Funds, 2017-2019

Especially in Styria and Tyrol, employment will grow faster than Austria's average, and –,in line with the long-term trend – slower in Carinthia. In Lower Austria, Burgenland, Upper Austria and Salzburg the unemployment rate will decline less than in the other Länder and fall sharply in Carinthia and Styria. By contrast, the projected growth in the wage bill liable to contributions to the regional health insurance funds largely follows the employment dynamics, meaning that Tyrol and Styria will show the highest growth rates over the entire period.