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Digital Skills in Europe – Needs greater than the number of graduates

Despite an overall difficult economic situation, the digital sector is expanding rapidly and continuing to create jobs. According to the European Commission, the prospects for employment growth in the sector are estimated at 2% per year on average by the year 2020. A survey report by the Joint Occupations and Skills Observatory for the Digital, … Continue reading

VET in Europe – Largely perceived as occupations-specific education and training geared towards securing supply of skilled labour

This research paper discusses national definitions and conceptions of vocational education and training (VET) in European Union Member States, Iceland and Norway and describes how these definitions and conceptions have changed over the past two decades. Between September and November 2016, Cedefop invited national VET experts to respond to a questionnaire covering the way national … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, October 2017 – Unemployment at 8.8% with 3.722 million young persons (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8% in October 2017, down from 8.9% in September 2017 and from 9.8% in October 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.4% in October 2017, down from 7.5% in September 2017 and from 8.3% … Continue reading

Upskilling Pathways in Europe – How will it work ?

Reading, writing, making simple calculations and using a computer: these are things we do every day, putting in practice our basic skills, mostly without even noticing. This is not straight forward for everyone though. For almost 70 million in Europe, such tasks can pose problems. Whether in employment, unemployed or economically inactive, the new “Upskilling … Continue reading

Digital Skills In Europe – there could be 756 000 unfilled jobs in the ICT sector by 2020

Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU workforce have little or no digital skills. In … 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

Unemployment in Europe, September 2017 – 8.9%, down from 9.0% in August with 3.735 million young persons (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9% in September 2017, down from 9.0% in August 2017 and from 9.9% in September 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.5% in September 2017, stable compared to August 2017 and down from 8.4% … Continue reading

The Future of Work in Europe – A union perspective

“Yes we can, but no we’re not” Just before the final plenary session, the conference’s ‘themeweaver’ Jacki Davis summarised three days of intense discussion on ‘shaping the new world of work’. “The stakes could not be higher,” she stated, in an economy witnessing increased robotisation and digitalisation. The reshaping of the world of work brings … Continue reading

Working Poor in Europe – The increase in non-standard forms of employment in many countries appears to have contributed to rising it

The ‘working poor’ are a substantial group, the latest estimate putting 10% of European workers at risk of poverty, up from 8% in 2007. This report describes the development of in-work poverty in the EU since the crisis of 2008, picking up where an earlier Eurofound report on this subject, published in 2010, ended and … Continue reading

Persons at Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion in EU – Decreased to 23.4% last year, only 0.1 percentage points above its 2009 low-point

In 2016, 117.5 million people, or 23.4% of the population, in the European Union (EU) were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. … Continue reading

Zone Euro, QII 2017 – Le taux d’emplois vacants s’est établi à 1,9%

Le taux d’emplois vacants s’est établi à 1,9% dans la zone euro (ZE19) au deuxième trimestre 2017, stable par rapport au trimestre précédent et en hausse par rapport au taux de 1,7% enregistré en deuxième trimestre 2016, selon les chiffres publiés par Eurostat, l’office statistique de l’Union européenne. Le taux d’emplois vacants dans l’UE28 s’est … Continue reading

Euro Area, August 2017 – The unemployment rate was 9.1% with 754 million young persons unemployed under 25

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.1% in August 2017, stable compared to July 2017 and down from 9.9% in August 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.6% in August 2017, down from 7.7% in July 2017 and from 8.5% … Continue reading

NEETs in Europe – 60% of them belong because of labour market factors

Eurofound has identified seven groups within the category of NEET (aged 15–24) and using EU-LFS data has calculated the size of each. These groups are described below. Taken together, the figures for discouraged workers, the short- and long-term unemployed, and re-entrants suggest that around 60% belong to the NEETs group because of labour market factors. … Continue reading

VET in Europe – Only 48% whose education was primarily general in nature say they received information about it

In 2016 Cedefop launched its first ever opinion survey aimed at investigating EU citizens’ opinions on vocational education and training. A total of 35 646 face-to-face interviews were conducted with citizens of the Member States. The survey provides an unprecedented perspective on EU citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of vocational education and training … Continue reading

Working Time in Europe – 42% expressing a preference for a change

Working time is a recurrent topic of study because the nature of work, its content, the conditions under which it is performed and the labour market itself keep changing. These changes have an impact on working time duration and the way working time is organised. One of the manifest results is the erosion of a … Continue reading

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