The European accession found Romania with better employment figures: 29,000 employees more in December, compared to November 2006, a release of the National Statistics Institute reveals. Compared to December 2005, the number grew 62,500.

The unemployment rate in December 2006 was 5.2% out of the entire active population, compared to 2005's 5.9%. The same rate was 4.6% for women and 5.7% for men.