A bit more than 1 in 4 private sector workers in Luxembourg were “equipped with company portable devices that allow mobile internet connection” last year.
That is broadly in line with the European average, according to Eurostat, the EU statistics bureau.
More than half of private sector employees had work devices in Sweden (57%), Ireland (55%), Finland (54%) and Denmark (52%) in 2019. The share dropped notably in the countries tied with the 5th highest proportion, Belgium and the Netherlands (both 33%), and with the 6th highest rate, France (32%).
The EU27 average was 28% in 2019 (up from 26% in 2018), while the figure for Luxembourg was 27% (up from 25%) and for Germany was 25% (up from 22%).
The slowly rising share, Eurostat observed:
“…reflects the importance of staff being able to keep contact with the company as well as with suppliers and customers while on the go. A mobile connection to the internet also enables staff to check emails, access and modify documents or use company software applications when not in office. This is particularly important during the current coronavirus pandemic, with many employees in home office.”
Less than 1 in 5 company employees had professional mobile devices in Latvia (20%), Portugal, Romania and Slovakia (each 18%), Greece (17%), Cyprus (16%) and Bulgaria (11%) last year, Eurostat said on 17 April.
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