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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

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

Duration of Working Life in EU in 2015 – Up by 1.9 years compared with 2005

The expected duration of working life in the European Union (EU) stood at 35.4 years on average in 2015, up by 1.9 years compared with 2005. In detail over this 10-year period, duration of working life has increased more rapidly for women (32.8 years in 2015 compared with 30.2 years in 2005, or +2.6 years) … 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

EU – Top 5 mismatch priority occupations: shortages

Mismatch priority occupations (MPOs) are those for which a critical shortage, or surplus, has important implications for the national economy (including strategic sectors) and for education and training. Cedefop uses a range of indicators (1) that uncover skill mismatches in the labour market; these are combined with qualitative insights from national experts. MPOs for each … Continue reading

Industry in EU – 19% of total gross value added and 15% of employment

In 2015, industry was still the largest economic activity in the European Union (EU) in terms of output generated. Accounting for 19.3% of EU total gross value added (GVA), industry was immediately ahead of the economic activities “Public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities” (19.1%) and “Wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation … Continue reading

Immigrants in the EU – Employment rate of second generation immigrants similar to native-born with a native background

What is the educational and labour market performance of second generation immigrants in the European Union (EU)? How do the native-born decendants of immigrants perform in contrast to their counterparts with native-born parents? How do they develop compared with first generation immigrants? Does the origin of their foreign-born parents influence their performance? The answers to … Continue reading

ICT in EU – Nearly 8 million persons

In the European Union (EU), nearly 8 million persons were employed in 2015 as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialists, representing 3.5% of total employment. Over recent years, both the number and the share of ICT specialists in total employment have continuously increased to better adapt to an ever digitalised world. This profession continues to … Continue reading

Unemployed in EU – 65.7% remained unemployed, 15% found a job

Out of all persons in the European Union (EU) who were unemployed in the fourth quarter 2015, 65.7% (13.0 million persons) remained unemployed in the first quarter 2016, while 15.4% (3.0 million) moved into employment and 18.9% (3.7 million) towards economic inactivity in Q1 2016. Of all those initially in employment, 96.2% (169.7 million persons) … Continue reading

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