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Job Report in Europe, Q2-2018 – Employment increased by 0.4%

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the second quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2018, employment increased by 0.4% in the … Continue reading

Euro Area Unemployment, May 2018 – At 8.4% with 3.377 million young persons out of work (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.4% in May 2018, stable compared with April 2018 and down from 9.2% in May 2017. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.0% in May 2018, stable compared with April 2018 and down from 7.7% … Continue reading

The European economy since 2000 – More people in work

Since the start of the millennium, more and more people are in work, while working conditions have changed. Strong increase in female employment rate In the period between 2002 and 2017 the employment rate for the total working age population increased from 67 % in 2002 to 72 % in 2017, mainly due to the … Continue reading

Hourly Labour Costs in Europe (QI, 2018) – Rose by 2.0%

Hourly labour costs rose by 2.0% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.7% in the EU28 in the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the fourth quarter of 2017, hourly labour costs increased by 1.4% and 2.3% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Europe (QI, 2018) – 2.1%, up from 2.0%

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.1% in the first quarter of 2018, up from 2.0% recorded in the previous quarter and from 1.9% in the first quarter of 2017, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was … Continue reading

Job Report in EU (QI, 2018) –  Employment up by 0.4% but Industrial production down by 0.9% in April 2018

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in both the euro area (EA19) and the EU28 in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published byEurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the fourth quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.3% in the euro … Continue reading

Youth Guarantee in Europe – Many member states facing challenges when meeting the objectives of early intervention and effective enforcement mechanisms

The European Youth Guarantee (YG) is one of the most innovative labour market policies of recent years. It arrived at a time when an urgent and radical response was needed to address the detrimental long-lasting consequences of long-term unemployment. This article examines empirical evidence on the effectiveness of past youth guarantee experiences, as well as … Continue reading

Employment rate in EU, 2017 – A record level for people aged 20 to 64

In 2017, the employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the European Union (EU) stood at 72.2%, up compared with 2016 (71.1%). The Europe 2020 strategy target is to reach a total employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 of at least 75% in the EU by 2020. This objective has been … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, February 2018 – 8.5% with 17.7% for under 25

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Asylum Seekers in Europe – 650 000 in 2017

In 2017, 650 000 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU). This was just over half the number recorded in 2016, when 1 206 500 first-time asylum applicants were registered, and is comparable to the level recorded in 2014, before the peaks of 2015 and … Continue reading

Job Vacancies in Europe, QIV-2017 – 2.0% up from from 1.7% a year ago

The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017, up from 1.9% recorded in the previous quarter and from 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, January 2018 – Euro area at 8.6%, EU28 at 7.3% with 3.646 million young persons

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.6% in January 2018, stable compared to December 2017 and down from 9.6% in January 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in January 2018, stable compared to December 2017 and down from 8.1% … Continue reading

Job Report in Europe, October 2017 – Unemployment at 8.8% with 3.722 million young persons (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.8% in October 2017, down from 8.9% in September 2017 and from 9.8% in October 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.4% in October 2017, down from 7.5% in September 2017 and from 8.3% … Continue reading

Digital Skills In Europe – there could be 756 000 unfilled jobs in the ICT sector by 2020

Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU workforce have little or no digital skills. In … Continue reading

Unemployment in Europe, September 2017 – 8.9%, down from 9.0% in August with 3.735 million young persons (under 25)

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9% in September 2017, down from 9.0% in August 2017 and from 9.9% in September 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.5% in September 2017, stable compared to August 2017 and down from 8.4% … Continue reading

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