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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 Outlook 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

Wage and Task Profiles of Employment in Europe in 2030 – Labour market is set to become even more polarised

Europe’s labour market is set to become even more polarised, largely due to the growth of jobs at the very bottom of the wage distribution. However, across the EU28, there is considerable heterogeneity in the patterns of structural change by job-wage quintile, with many Member States projected to upgrade their occupational structure towards higher paying … Continue reading

Digital Economy in EU – The job tasks of 16% of employed internet users had changed due to new software or computerised equipment in twelve months

At the beginning of 2018, 87% of people in the European Union (EU), aged between 16 and 74 years, had used internet at least once in the last twelve months. Of those internet users that were employed, 71% reported using computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets or other portable devices at work and 19% used computerised equipment … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Europe, QIII 2018 – EU28 rate at 2.2%

 The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the third quarter of 2018, stable compared with the previous quarter and up from 1.9% in the third 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

Europe – 33 million were self-employed in 2017, 23% because of suitable opportunity

In 2017, in the European Union (EU), there were more than 228 million employed people, and about 33 million of them were self-employed. Self-employed people in the EU reported several reasons for becoming self- employed in the current job: suitable opportunity (23%), continuation of the family business (16%), usual practice in the field (15%), flexible … Continue reading

Statutory minimum wages in Europe, 2018 – 22 countries out of 28 had a statutory minimum wage

The term ‘minimum wage’ refers to the various legal restrictions governing the lowest rate payable by employers to workers, regulated by formal laws or statutes. This report provides information on statutory minimum wages that are generally applicable in a country and not limited to specific sectors, occupations or groups of employees. While the scope of … Continue reading

Taxes in Europe – Tax-to-GDP ratio up to 40.2%, highest in France

The overall tax-to-GDP ratio, meaning the sum of taxes and net social contributions as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, stood at 40.2% in the European Union (EU) in 2017, an increase compared with 2016 (39.9%). In the euro area, tax revenue accounted for 41.4% of GDP in 2017, slightly up from 41.2% in 2016. … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, October 2018 – Euro area unemployment at 8.1% with 3.468 million young persons unemployed in the EU28

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in October 2018, stable compared with September 2018 and down from 8.8% in October 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 6.7% in October 2018, stable compared with September 2018 and down from 7.4% … Continue reading

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