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Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 72.2% in 2017Europe 2020 employment indicators

Employment rate of people aged 20 to 64 in the EU reached a new peak at 72.2% in 2017

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 translated into different national targets in order to reflect the situation and possibilities of each Member State to contribute to the common goal. Leer más

OECD employment rate increases to 68% in the fourth quarter of 2017
Employment situation, fourth quarter 2017, OECD

OECD employment rate increases to 68% in the fourth quarter of 2017

The OECD area employment rate – the share of working-age people in jobs – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the fourth quarter of 2017, to 68.0%, and is now 3.6 percentage points above the trough of the fourth quarter of 2009. Across the OECD area, 563 million people were employed in the fourth quarter of 2017. Leer más

Euro area unemployment at 8.5% EU28 at 7.1%
February 2018

Euro area unemployment at 8.5% EU28 at 7.1%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February 2018, down from 8.6% in January 2018 and from 9.5% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since December 2008. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.1% in February 2018, down from 7.2% in January 2018 and from 8.0% in February 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since September 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union Leer más

Largest employment growth in Podkarpacie

Employment in EU regions in 2016 Employment grew in 8 out of 10 EU regions

In 2016, 231 of the EU regions (84%) saw their employment grow in 2016. In 32 other regions, the number of persons employed decreased and in a further 12 employment remained stable. Growth in employment varied widely across the EU regions and within countries. The highest employment growth rates were recorded in Podkarpacie (+7.9%) and Opolskie (+5.9%) in Poland, Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla (+4.8%) in Spain and Pomorskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie (both +4.7%) in Poland.  Leer más

Job vacancy rate at 2.0% in both euro area and EU28Eurostat

Job vacancy rate at 2.0% in both euro area and EU28

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 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter, but up from 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Leer más

Recommendation on access to social protection 

EU Commission adopts proposals for a European Labour Authority and for access to social protection

The European Commission has taken more concrete new initiatives to further deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Commission will present the package of initiatives to national Employment and Social Affairs Ministers at the Council meeting in Brussels on 15 March. At the European Council of 22 and 23 March 2018, Heads of State and Government will also come back to addressing the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Leer más

Women in the EU earned on average 16% less than men in 2016 Lowest pay gap in Romania and Italy, highest in Estonia

Women in the EU earned on average 16% less than men in 2016

In 2016, the unadjusted gender pay gap stood at just over 16% in the European Union (EU). In other words, women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man makes per hour. Across Member States, the gender pay gap in 2016 ranged from just over 5% in Romania and Italy, to more than 25% in Estonia, followed by the Czech Republic and Germany (both almost 22%). Leer más

Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

Joint statement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive

Negotiators reached a common understanding on the contours of a possible agreement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive. This directive applies to employees who are sent by their employer to temporarily work into another EU member state. This directive was intended to facilitate mobility and exchanges between member states providing the same quality of life.  Leer más

Concepts and tools for public employment services (PES)

New toolkit helps public employment services strengthen national career and lifelong learning

The Practitioner´s toolkit for PES Building Career Guidance and Lifelong Learning presents concepts and tools for public employment services (PES) to assess needs and strengthen the career guidance and lifelong learning system and services. Leer más

OECD unemployment rate in December 2017 falls below its pre-crisis levelOECD unemployment rate

OECD unemployment rate in December 2017 falls below its pre-crisis level

The OECD unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in December 2017, to 5.5%. This is 0.1 percentage point lower than the level just before the financial crisis (April 2008), reflecting an increase in the active population, with the total number of unemployed people, at 34.8 million, still remaining 2.2 million above its pre-crisis level. Leer más

Commission report

Employment and social situation in the EU continues to improve

Backed by a robust economic growth, employment in the EU continued to rise more strongly than expected in the third quarter of 2017, while unemployment figures declined further according to the latest Quarterly Review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe.  Leer más

2.3% of EU employees have a precarious job
Eurostat

2.3% of EU employees have a precarious job

2.3% of the employees in the EU had a precarious job in 2016, meaning that the work contract did not exceed three months duration. The share of precarious employment has remained relatively stable over the last 10 years, varying between 2.0% (in 2009) and 2.3%.  Leer más

Euro area unemployment at 8.7%EUROSTAT

Euro area unemployment at 8.7%

he euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.7% in December 2017, stable compared to November 2017 and down from 9.7% in December 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in December 2017, stable compared to November 2017 and down from 8.2% in December 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since October 2008. Leer más

OECD employment rate increases to 67.8% in the third quarter of 2017
Employment situation, third quarter 2017, OECD

OECD employment rate increases to 67.8% in the third quarter of 2017

The OECD area employment rate – the share of working-age people in jobs – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the third quarter of 2017, to 67.8% and is now 3.4 percentage points above the trough observed in the fourth quarter of 2009. Across the OECD area, around 561 million people were employed in the third quarter of 2017. Leer más

Euro area unemployment at 8.7%Eurostat

Euro area unemployment at 8.7%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.7% in November 2017, down from 8.8% in October 2017 and from 9.8% in November 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since January 2009. The EU28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in November 2017, down from 7.4% in October 2017 and from 8.3% in November 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since October 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro areaThird quarter of 2017

Annual growth in labour costs at 1.6% in euro area

Hourly labour costs rose by 1.6% in the euro area (EA19) and by 2.1% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the same quarter of the previous year. In the second quarter of 2017, hourly labour costs increased by 1.8% and 2.3% respectively. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area Third quarter of 2017 vs second quarter 2017

Employment up by 0.4% in the euro area

The number of persons employed increased by 0.4% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.3% in the EU28 in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the second quarter of 2017, employment increased by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% in the EU28.These figures are seasonally adjusted. Leer más

Euro area unemployment at 8.8% - EU28 at 7.4%October statistics

Euro area unemployment at 8.8% - EU28 at 7.4%

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% in October 2016. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since November 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)

€3.35 million to help 1,610 former call centre workers find new jobs

1,610 call centre workers laid off in Italy by Almaviva Contact SpA, should receive EU aid worth €3,347,370, following a Budgets Committee vote on Thursday. Leer más

Euro area unemployment at 8.9% - EU28 at 7.5%Eurostat

Euro area unemployment at 8.9% - EU28 at 7.5%

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% in September 2016. This remains the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since November 2008. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union Leer más

Employment

Report confirms effectiveness of EU Globalisation Fund

The report reaffirms the role of the Fund as a flagship demonstration of European solidarity within the limits of its set-up and budgetary availabilities, having helped close to 19,500 workers to adjust to changing trade patterns and consequences of the economic and financial crisis in that period. Leer más

Young people are worse off than older generations in today´s labour marketEuropean Economic and Social Committee

Young people are worse off than older generations in today´s labour market

Despite a record high number of people in employment and continued economic growth in the EU, young Europeans today face less stable career prospects, less social security and worse living standards than older generations. This makes intergenerational fairness one of the top political priorities, a conference held at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) revealed. Leer más

The initiative will create hundreds of thousands of jobs

UAE to train one million young Arab to help the region expand in computer programming

The UAE has launched a new initiative to help train a million Arab youth to help the region expand in computer programming, considered the "language of the future". Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, announced the programme that will open the door to "hundreds of thousands of jobs without leaving their countries" on Tuesday. Leer más

European Commision

Report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment

The Commission published its yearly report on Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe. his year´s edition confirms the positive labour market trends that have been witnessed in the EU. EU employment has surpassed pre-crisis levels with more than 235 million people at work. Unemployment which now stands at 7.6% is also approaching levels prior to the recession. In addition, the report shows that it has become easier for unemployed people to find a job. Leer más

European Quality Charter for Internships and Apprenticeships

European Youth Forum welcomes Council recommendation on apprenticeships

The European Youth Forum welcomes the European Commission´s (EC) proposal for a Council Recommendation on a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships, urging EU Member States to shape apprenticeships schemes on the basis of 14 quality and effectiveness Leer más
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