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The Middle Class in Europe – Expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but …

From 1991 to 2010, the middle class expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but, as in the United States, shrinks in Germany, Italy and Spain The fortunes of the middle classes in Western Europe’s largest economies are moving in opposite directions. From 1991 to 2010, the shares of adults living in middle-income … 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

Unemployment in the Euro area, February 2017 – At 9.5%, with 3.905 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.5% in February 2017, down from 9.6% in January 2017 and from 10.3% in February 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.0% in February 2017, down from 8.1% in January 2017 and from 8.9% in … Continue reading

ICT in Europe – 38% of companies reported difficulties in filling vacancies

Technological change alters the skill requirements of the labour market. Computers and advanced machinery, for example, can more easily replace workers employed in jobs which involve very intensive routine tasks, either manual or cognitive. These tasks can be easily programmed and executed by machines. ICT development and digitalisation may therefore favour the highly skilled, and … 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

Unemployment Rate in Europe, January 2017 – 9.6% for the Euro Area, 4.017 million young persons overall

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6% in January 2017, stable compared to December 2016 and down from 10.4% in January 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.1% in January 2017, down from 8.2% in December 2016 and from 8.9% … Continue reading

Europe – 60% des élèves du premier cycle du secondaire apprenaient plus d’une langue étrangère en 2015, le français, deuxième derrière l’anglais

L’apprentissage d’une langue étrangère à l’école est très répandu dans l’Union européenne (UE), puisque plus de 17 millions d’élèves du premier cycle de l’enseignement secondaire (soit 98,6% de tous les élèves à ce niveau d’enseignement) étudiaient au moins une langue étrangère en 2015. Parmi eux, plus de 10 millions (58,8%) apprenaient deux langues étrangères ou … Continue reading

Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in Europe – Three steps to match skills to sectors’ needs

The Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills is a new framework for strategic cooperation to address short and medium-term skills needs in a given economic sector. The publication outlines how stakeholders (businesses, trade unions, public authorities, research, education and training institutions etc.) can apply the framework to address sectoral challenges, illustrating the steps towards delivering … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe – 9.6% in December 2016 in the euro area with 4.219 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.6% in December 2016, down from 9.7% in November 2016 and down from 10.5% in December 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since May 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.2% in December 2016, stable compared to November 2016 and down from … Continue reading

Low-Wage Earner in EU – 1 out of 6 employees

The proportion of low-wage earners among employees amounted to 17.2% in 2014 in the European Union (EU). This means that they earned two-thirds or less of their national median gross hourly earnings. There are large differences between genders and age groups regarding the proportion of low-wage earners. In the EU in 2014, 21.1% of female … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe in October 2016 : 9.8% (Euro Area), 4.169 million young persons (EU28)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.8% in October 2016, down from 9.9% in September 2016 and from 10.6% in October 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since July 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.3% in October 2016, down from 8.4% in September 2016 and from 9.1% … Continue reading

The Gender Employment gap in Europe – Women’s participation rates are still systematically lower than those of men

Women’s labour market participation in the European Union has increased over recent decades. In 2014, women comprised almost 46% of people active in the EU labour market. Nevertheless, women’s participation rates are still systematically lower than those of men in almost all Member States. This report explores the main characteristics and the evolution of gender … Continue reading

School-to-Work Transition in Europe – Considerable challenges persist despite intense reform activity

The Great Recession that has engulfed Europe since 2008 has had a profound impact on the process of young people’s school-to-work (STW) transition, exacerbating the challenges arising from the long-term structural transformations affecting youth labor markets across the European Union (EU). However, despite the impact of the crisis having been felt everywhere, profound cross-country differences … Continue reading

Unemployment in EU, September 2016 – 10.0%, down from 10.6% in a year with 4.125 million young persons out of job

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in September 2016, stable compared to August 2016 and down from 10.6% in September 2015. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since June 2011. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.5% in September 2016, stable compared to August 2016 and down from 9.2% … Continue reading

Muslim Immigrants in Western Europe – Terrorist attacks harms integration

The recent rise in the number and intensity of fundamentalist Islamic terrorist attacks occurring in several Western cities could, as it has in previous situations, inflame an aggressive socio-political atmosphere against Muslims. How does this affect the integration of Muslim immigrants? An IZA discussion paper by Ahmed Elsayed (IZA) and Andries de Grip (Maastricht University … Continue reading

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