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Romania among top countries where FDI created highest number of new jobs

Romania is 6th in Europe with over 12,000 new jobs created through foreign direct investments in 2015, registering a year-on-year growth of 17 percent, according to a report authored by an international consultancy company.

FDI reached a historic high in Europe, with 5,083 FDI projects (year-on-year growth of 14 percent) generating 217,666 new jobs in 2015 (17 percent growth), according to EY’s “European Attractiveness Survey 2016.”

In what concerns the new jobs created, Central and Eastern Europe generated half (50 percent) of the total number of new jobs, against the backdrop in which this region attracted over 69 percent of the FDI projects in the manufacturing sector.

The attractiveness of the European manufacturing sector remains intact, attracting 49 percent of the FDI projects and 62 percent of the new jobs created. Manufacturing sector FDI growth was registered in Poland (117 projects, +34 percent), Turkey (105 projects, +52 percent), Hungary (69 projects, +103 percent), Serbia (51 projects, +76 percent) and Romania (51 projects, +21 percent).

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