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VET in Europe – 3 basic scenarios on its future role

‘Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming’, said David Bowie forty years ago. Jobs, labour markets and economies are rapidly changing: globalisation, technology and a growing services sector are both causes and symptoms. Ageing populations and dwindling youth cohorts, on the one hand, and labour migration, on the other, are affecting workforce composition. … Continue reading

Skills Mismatches in Europe – Addressing them can increase competitiveness

Skills mismatches are widely accepted as a factor that drags down on potential economic growth and as such require concrete policy measures both at the EU and national level. Current and long-term demographic trends make this an issue of particular acuteness – against a projected decline in the labour force and an increase in the … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, September 2018 – Unemployment at 8.1%, with 3.333 million young persons, still the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in September 2018, stable compared with August 2018 and down from 8.9% in September 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in September 2018, stable compared with August 2018 and down from 7.5% … Continue reading

UE – 112,9 millions de personnes, soit 22,5% de la population sont menacées de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale

En 2017, 112,9 millions de personnes, soit 22,5% de la population, dans l’Union européenne (UE) étaient menacées de pauvreté ou d’exclusion sociale. Cela signifie que ces personnes étaient affectées par au moins une des trois conditions suivantes: en risque de pauvreté après transferts sociaux (pauvreté monétaire), en situation de privation matérielle sévère ou vivant dans … Continue reading

Social Inclusion, Poverty Prevention, Education, Labour-Market Access, Social Cohesion and Non-Discrimination In Europe – A survey of 1,058 experts

For most people, obtaining economic and social opportunities depends on access to labour-markets. Effective and flexible labour-markets allow economies to cope more easily with ageing and the disruptions of innovation and globalisation. Positive outcomes include the ability for women and men to reconcile work and family life adequately; young people’s ability to make a smooth … Continue reading

Europe – Youth employment is still not back to its pre-crisis level

Ten years after the economic crisis, youth employment in Europe is still not back to its pre-crisis level. This is especially true for countries in southern and eastern Europe. The report looks at the development of youth labour markets in the EU countries. It identifies groups of young people disproportionately affected by the crisis and … Continue reading

Job Vacancies In Europe, Q2-2018 – At 2.1% in the euro area

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.2% … Continue reading

Economy in Europe – Industrial production fell for a second month in a row

In July 2018 compared with June 2018, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In June 2018, industrial production fell by 0.8% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28. … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, Q2-2018 – Employment increased by 0.4%

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2018, employment increased by 0.4% in the … Continue reading

Manufacturing in Europe – Old jobs with new tasks increasingly driven by automation

The importance of physical tasks in manufacturing is generally declining due to automation; with more intensive use of digitally controlled equipment, and the increasing importance of quality standards, resulting in a growing amount of intellectual tasks for manual industrial workers. The New tasks in old jobs: Driver of change and implications for job quality publication from the Future … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, June 2018 – Euro area unemployment at 8.2% EU28 at 6.8% with 3.325 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.2% in July 2018, stable compared with June 2018 and down from 9.1% in July 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.8% in July 2018, down from 6.9% in June 2018 and from 7.6% … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in Europe – In 24 out of the 30 countries covered by the study

This report details Cedefop’s first cross-nation study of apprenticeships in the European Union. The point of departure for the study is what countries define and offer as apprenticeship training. It then applies a purposive approach to identifying the changes that apprenticeships are undergoing in practice, based on their design characteristics. Largely based on data collected … Continue reading

Youth in Europe – Next generation still falls short of what it takes to age in prosperity

The reality faced by Europe’s next generation still falls short of what it takes to age in prosperity. First, many EU countries suffer from surprisingly large foundational skills gaps. Across half of the EU a fifth or more of 15-year-olds performed below proficiency in reading and mathematics in the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment … Continue reading

Euro Area Unemployment, May 2018 – At 8.4% with 3.377 million young persons out of work (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.4% in May 2018, stable compared with April 2018 and down from 9.2% in May 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.0% in May 2018, stable compared with April 2018 and down from 7.7% … Continue reading

Long-Term Unemployment in Europe – Programme orientation matters

Skill deficits are a major bottleneck in sustainable activation of the long-term unemployed. Those managing to get back to work often end up in less complex and skill-intensive jobs and have fewer opportunities to develop their potential. Those long-term unemployed not successful in making a transition to work are likely to face even more severe … Continue reading

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