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Unemployment in Europe (April 2020) – 14.079 million or 7.3%, up from 7.1% in March with 2.776 million young persons (under 25)

In April 2020, the second month after COVID-19 containment measures were implemented by most Member States, the euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 7.3%, up from 7.1% in March 2020. The EU unemployment rate was 6.6% in April 2020, up from 6.4% in March 2020. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of … Continue reading

COVID and Apprenticeships in European – The aim is not to lose the year, but unsure on the final assessment

Cedefop’s community of apprenticeship experts launched an internal consultation on how European countries are managing apprenticeships in the current health emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. Twenty five experts contributed to this exercise from: Austria, Belgium (fr, fl, de), Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers in EU (2019) – Protection granted to almost 300 000

In 2019, the European Union of 27 Member States (EU) granted protection status to 295 800 asylum seekers. Compared to 2018 (316 200), total number of persons granted protection status was down by 6%. In addition, the EU received 21 200 resettled refugees in 2019. This information is issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of … Continue reading

COVID and Deaths in Europe – Measuring the true toll

EuroMOMO’s epidemiologists [collect] mortality data on a weekly basis across Europe… And while they don’t break down the absolute numbers of fatalities by country, they do provide a trend chart for each member state on their website. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Measuring the true toll of the pandemic – The … Continue reading

Chômage en Régions en Europe avant la COVID – Compris entre 1,3% et 30,1% en 2019

En 2019, un an avant que les mesures de confinement liées au Covid-19 commencent à être largement mises en place par les Etats membres de l’UE, les taux de chômage étaient toujours marqués par de fortes disparités entre les régions NUTS 2 que compte l’UE de 27 Etats membres. Les taux les plus faibles ont … Continue reading

COVID and Labour Market – A far-reaching impact in Europe

The EU-27 countries have introduced varying degrees of stay-at-home mandates or advisories owing to COVID-19, as has the United Kingdom. As of April 7, almost all of the 230 million employees across the EU-27 and the United Kingdom are affected—through the closing of nonessential shops, implementation of remote working and physical-distancing guidelines, cancellation of events, … Continue reading

COVID and Jobs in Europe – Getting back to work

In this article, we describe how European policy makers and business leaders can think about how to prioritize both protecting lives and restoring livelihoods. Even in countries where lockdowns are unlikely to be lifted for several weeks, governments and companies need to be planning and preparing to restart their economies. We start from three observations: … Continue reading

COVID in Europe – How countries plot a path back to normal life

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to claim thousands of lives, how are different countries around Europe plotting a route back to normality? Our journalists and contributors give their latest insights. ‘Is it too soon? How will social distancing be kept up?’ Emma Firth, Copenhagen, Denmark ‘We’re not asking when lockdown will end, just what the … Continue reading

COVID and Mortality in Europe – Excess mortality is driven by some countries, primarily seen in the age group of 65 years and above

Pooled estimates from the EuroMOMO network show excess all-cause mortality, overall, for the participating countries; however, this pooled excess mortality is driven by a particularly high excess mortality in some countries, primarily seen in the age group of 65 years and above. Data from 24 participating countries or regions were included in this week’s pooled … Continue reading

COVID – European governments step in to pay wages

Tens of millions of jobs are now at risk from the coronavirus pandemic, with entire industries being shut down to keep the virus from spreading. Governments across Europe are spending billions on wage subsidies in a desperate effort to save jobs and cushion the economic blow. Here are some of the plans to help individuals … Continue reading

AI Talent in the European Labour Market – US employs twice as many than the EU and skills are concentrated in a small number of countries and industries

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hotly debated topic, particularly in the context of its impact on the labour market and the workforce. These vital discussions are all too often based on assumptions and desktop projections rather than on concrete, objective data. New research from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph uncovers novel, evidence-based insights into the state of … Continue reading

Regional Per Capita GDP in Europe – Ranged from 30% of the European Union (EU) average in Mayotte, an overseas region of France, to 263% in Luxembourg

In 2018, regional GDP per capita, expressed in terms of purchasing power standards (PPS), ranged from 30% of the European Union (EU) average in Mayotte, an overseas region of France, to 263% in Luxembourg. As the map below shows, there is a considerable variation both between and within the EU Member States. This information is … Continue reading

Upskilling and Reskilling Needs in Europe – 128 million adults or 46.1% of the adult population of this area

This study is the first volume of Cedefop research on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways. It estimates the magnitude of the low-skilled adult population according to a broader conceptualisation which goes beyond educational attainment levels, and considers digital skills, literacy and numeracy, as well as skill loss and skill obsolescence. The study also … Continue reading

Europe – Industrial production down by 2.1% in euro area

In December 2019 compared with November 2019, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 2.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.0% in the EU27, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In November 2019, industrial production remained stable in the euro area and in the EU27. In December 2019 … Continue reading

Labour Costs in Europe (Q3 2019) – Annual growth at 3.1% in EU28

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 3.1% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2019, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the second quarter of 2019, hourly labour costs increased by 2.8% and 3.2% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical … Continue reading

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