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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

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

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