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Minimum Wages in Europe – A decline in real terms between in 15 out of 21 Member States

Against the background of inflation affecting European countries, minimum wage workers in 15 out of 21 Member States with statutory minimum wages registered a decline in their wages in real terms between 1 January 2021 and 1 January 2022. This was despite comparatively large increases in nominal rates in the EU during the period. The … Continue reading

Education of Immigrants in EU – One third have a degree

An important dimension of migrant integration into host societies is the level of educational attainment. In 2020, just over one third (35.6%) adult migrants (aged 25-54) who were born in another EU Member State had a tertiary level of education. This rate was lower for migrants who were born outside the EU (29.6%). By contrast, … Continue reading

EU – More than one in four working-age adults remain economically inactive | Eurofound

Unemployment in the EU continues to fall, however more than one in four of the EU’s working-age population are economically inactive; meaning they are not working and are either not seeking work or are not available for work. Furthermore, the vast majority of economically inactive people would like to work in some form. Eurofound’s new … Continue reading

Older Workers in EU – Integration strategy with job search training, hiring subsidies and health promotion are the most effective

Although the labour market situation of older workers has significantly improved over time, opportunities to work at older age still vary considerably across EU countries. To trace diverging developments and to assess what works best in retaining employment and bringing older unemployed back to work developments in five countries are analysed: Germany, France, the Netherlands, … Continue reading

EU – The impact of recent reforms on inequality

This thematic review performs an analysis of the impact of recent reforms on inequality in Europe and was prepared by a network of external experts – the European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policy. The review consists of 27 country-specific articles dedicated all EU countries covered … Continue reading

Job Vacancy in EU, QI 2017 – 1.9%, up from 1.7%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, up from 1.7% recorded in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was also 1.9% … Continue reading

Industrial Production in Europe – Down by 0.3% in euro area, down by 0.2% in EU28

In February 2017 compared with January 2017, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2017 industrial production rose by 0.3% in both zones. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Hourly Labour Costs in EU, 2016 – From €4.4 to €42.0, lowest in Bulgaria and Romania, highest in Denmark and Belgium

In 2016, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €25.4 in the European Union (EU) and €29.8 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.4), Romania (€5.5), Lithuania (€7.3), … Continue reading

Cross-Country Labour Mobility in EU – Remains below what could be expected but has increased over time

Cross-country mobility flows in the EU are still much lower than those recorded in other highly integrated economic areas, notably the USA, and well below mobility within countries. The population of migrants from within the EU is also generally much lower than the population of migrants from outside the EU. Nevertheless, an upward trend in … Continue reading

Women in EU – Only 1 manager out of 3

Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%). In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be under- represented amongst managers. In … Continue reading

Duration of Working Life in EU in 2015 – Up by 1.9 years compared with 2005

The expected duration of working life in the European Union (EU) stood at 35.4 years on average in 2015, up by 1.9 years compared with 2005. In detail over this 10-year period, duration of working life has increased more rapidly for women (32.8 years in 2015 compared with 30.2 years in 2005, or +2.6 years) … Continue reading

ICT in EU – Nearly 8 million persons

In the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2015 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.5% of total employment. Over recent years, both the number and the share of ICT specialists in total employment have continuously increased to better adapt to an ever digitalised world. This profession continues to … Continue reading

Temps Partiel chez les Femmes dans l’UE – L’écart se creuse avec le nombre d’enfants:

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme, célébrée chaque année le 8 mars, Eurostat, l’office statistique de l’Union européenne, publie une sélection de données sur les hommes et les femmes relatives à leur situation sur le marché du travail. Les différences entre les hommes et les femmes sur le marché du travail ne … Continue reading

Apprenticeship – A US-EU Working Group on Employment and Labor discuss how to advance apprenticeship strategies in Europe and the United States

Two years ago, President Obama issued a bold challenge for America to double the number of registered apprenticeships within five years. The Labor Department has stepped up to the challenge, and the total number of apprenticeships is already up about 20 percent – a dramatic increase that shows employers and workers across the nation are … Continue reading

Chômage en UE en Décembre 2015 – 10,4% , 19,7% chez les jeunes

Dans la zone euro (ZE19), le taux de chômage corrigé des variations saisonnières s’est établi à 10,4% en décembre 2015, en baisse par rapport au taux de 10,5% enregistré en novembre 2015 et à celui de 11,4% de décembre 2014. Il s’agit du taux le plus faible enregistré dans la zone euro depuis septembre 2011. … Continue reading

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