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NEETs in EU – A toolkit for a sustainable activation

This toolkit is intended to assist you in designing and implementing your approach to activate people not in employment, education and training (NEETs). The toolkit provides concrete guidance and tools for PES to assess the NEET challenge and set priorities; draft and implement an Action Plan; and develop new tools, measures and competences from scratch. … Continue reading

Older Workers in EU – Integration strategy with job search training, hiring subsidies and health promotion are the most effective

Although the labour market situation of older workers has significantly improved over time, opportunities to work at older age still vary considerably across EU countries. To trace diverging developments and to assess what works best in retaining employment and bringing older unemployed back to work developments in five countries are analysed: Germany, France, the Netherlands, … Continue reading

EU – The impact of recent reforms on inequality

This thematic review performs an analysis of the impact of recent reforms on inequality in Europe and was prepared by a network of external experts – the European Centre of Expertise (ECE) in the field of labour law, employment and labour market policy. The review consists of 27 country-specific articles dedicated all EU countries covered … Continue reading

Job Vacancy in EU, QI 2017 – 1.9%, up from 1.7%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, up from 1.7% recorded in both the previous quarter and the first quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was also 1.9% … Continue reading

Employment in EU, 2017-Q1 : Up by 0.4%

Employment up by 0.4% in both the euro area and in the EU28, +1.5% and +1.4% respectively compared with the first quarter of 2016. The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and in the EU28 in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to … Continue reading

Refugees in Europe – Good education helps, but less than for native-born

This paper analyses the individual driving factors of refugees’ and family migrants’ labour market performance, using an ordinal logistic regression model. In a basic model, their employment rate is being regressed against the main socio-demographic characteristics (sex, age, education), before a supplementary model includes other information (years of residence, language skills and information about parents) … Continue reading

Asylum Seekers in UE, 2016 – More than 700 000, over half Syrians

Asylum decisions in the EU EU Member States granted protection to more than 700 000 asylum seekers in 2016. Over half of the beneficiaries were Syrians. The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 710 400 asylum seekers in 2016, more than double the number of 2015. In addition to … Continue reading

Unemployment in EU regions, 2016 – From 2.1% to 31.3%, fell in 8 out of 10

Unemployment rates in the EU regions ranged from 2.1% to 31.3%. Unemployment rates fell in 8 out of 10 EU regions. More than 80% of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union (EU) saw their unemployment rate fall in 2016 compared with 2015, and around 60% recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points. … Continue reading

Youth Guarantee in Europe – 14 Million young people have entered since January 2014

Since 2013, the Union and its Member States have engaged in an ambitious strategy to reduce youth unemployment. Following a proposal from the Commission, all Member States adhered to the establishment of a Youth Guarantee, which is a political commitment, in the form of a Council recommendation of April 2013, to give every young person … Continue reading

Unemployement in Europe, March 2017 – 9.5% in the Euro Area, 3.883 million among under 25

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.5% in March 2017, stable compared to February 2017 and down from 10.2% in March 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since April 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 8.0% in March 2017, down from 8.1% in February 2017 and from 8.7% … 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

Hourly Labour Costs in EU, 2016 – From €4.4 to €42.0, lowest in Bulgaria and Romania, highest in Denmark and Belgium

In 2016, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €25.4 in the European Union (EU) and €29.8 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.4), Romania (€5.5), Lithuania (€7.3), … Continue reading

Cross-Country Labour Mobility in EU – Remains below what could be expected but has increased over time

Cross-country mobility flows in the EU are still much lower than those recorded in other highly integrated economic areas, notably the USA, and well below mobility within countries. The population of migrants from within the EU is also generally much lower than the population of migrants from outside the EU. Nevertheless, an upward trend 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

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