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VET in Europe, 2018 – A compilation by country with concise, clear and concrete pictures

Concise, clear and concrete pictures of countries’ vocational education and training systems: this is what the Cedefop Spotlight on VET series offers. Building on individual country Spotlights, this publication brings together the main features and data of VET in the EU, Iceland and Norway. While countries share goals and challenges, their VET systems are diverse, … Continue reading

Labour Costs in Europe, QIV2018 – Rose by 2.3% in EA19, 2.8% in EU28

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.8% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the third quarter of 2018, hourly labour costs increased by 2.5% and 2.6% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical … Continue reading

Low Skills in Europe – The Upskilling pathways

In 2017, 15.7% of low-qualified young Europeans aged 15 to 29 were not in education, employment or training (NEET), compared to 9.6% of their better educated peers. In the same year, the unemployment rate of low-qualified adults of working age (25 to 64) stood at 13.9% in the EU-28 while that of their highly qualified … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Europe, QIV2018 – At 2.3%, up from 2.0% YTY

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, up from 2.1% in the third quarter of 2018 and from 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate … Continue reading

Immigration and Redistribution in Europe – A lower support for redistribution when the share of immigrants is higher

In almost every European country, the share of immigrants has increased substantially during the past decades. This has sparked a public debate about economic benefits of immigration and perceived threats to social cohesion. In new IZA discussion paper, Alberto Alesina, Elie Murard and Hillel Rapoport provide empirical evidence on attitudinal shifts against redistribution among European-born … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers in Europe – 580 800 in 2018, down by 11% (654 600 in 2017)

In 2018, 580 800 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 11% compared with 2017 (654 600) and less than half of the number recorded in the peak year 2015 when 1 256 600 first-time asylum applicants were registered. The number of asylum applicants … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, QIV2018 – The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28

The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter. In the third quarter of 2018, employment increased by 0.2% in both zones. Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, employment increased by 1.3% … Continue reading

National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – The inclusion of non-formal qualifications

National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) are important policy instruments to promote mobility and lifelong learning at the national as well as the European level. The NQF can play a decisive role not only to improve the transparency of a national qualifications system, but also as a policy reform driver … Continue reading

Regions and Jobs in Europe, 2017 – 90% of the EU regions saw their employment grow

In 2017, 253 of the EU regions (90%) saw their employment grow. In 26 other regions, the number of persons employed decreased and in a further 2 employment remained stable. Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rates were recorded in Mayotte in France (+7.7%), Malta, … Continue reading

Job Report in EU, January 2019 – Unemployment at 7.8% with 3.375 million young persons unemployed

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.8% in January 2019, stable compared with December 2018 and down from 8.6% in January 2018. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.5% in January 2019, down from 6.6% in December 2018 and from 7.2% … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, December 2018 – 7.9% in euro area and 3.365 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 8.6% in December 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.6% in December 2018, stable compared with November 2018 and down from 7.2% … Continue reading

European skills index (ESI) – Four groups of Member States

Skill systems are an important component of country competitiveness and, in aggregate, of the European Union (EU) as a whole. Several key principles of the European pillar of social rights are built around a well-functioning and inclusive labour market with education, training and lifelong learning at the heart. At the same time, the New skills agenda … Continue reading

Europe – Boosting skills requires a comprehensive, well-informed and coordinated strategy involving multiple actors

Skills are key for Europe’s growth, inclusiveness and future prosperity. It is people’s skills that underpin an economy’s capacity to innovate and adopt innovation successfully. Skills can thus act as a catalyst for growth and economic job creation. Skills are also central to employability and facilitate finding jobs that allow people to realize their potential, … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, November 2018 – 7.9% (Euro Area), down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017 with 3.444 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.9% in November 2018, down from 8.0% in October 2018 and from 8.7% in November 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since October 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in November 2018, stable compared with October 2018 and down from 7.3% … Continue reading

Skills Forecast to 2030 in Europe – An increasingly polarised occupational structure

Cedefop’s skill supply and demand projections provide comprehensive information about the current structure of Europe’s labour market and potential future trends. This report presents the results and findings from the most recent update to the projections along with Eurofound’s analysis on the task content of employment, using the jobs monitor approach. Predicted employment trends will … Continue reading

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