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Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe

Eurofound has just published the report “Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession.” The study addresses growing concerns about income inequalities in academic and policy debates by offering a comprehensive study of income inequalities during the years of the Great Recession starting in 2008–2009. The results show that EU-wide …
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World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2016

The ILO has just published the report “World Employment and Outlook: Trends 2016.” According to the study, the global economy is showing new signs of weakness pushing unemployment to over 197 million in 2015 and making existing jobs increasingly vulnerable. The outlook is for unemployment to increase by a further 3.4 million over the next …
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World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? The answers to these questions and many more are found in the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 entitled “Changing nature of jobs.” According to the report, among countries with available data, three quarters of workers are employed on …
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Better Jobs for a Better Economy

The ILO has just published the “World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy.” The study provides a comprehensive analysis of recent labor market and social trends, assesses risks of social unrest and presents employment projections for the next five years. The report emphasizes that while employment has begun to recover slowly, …
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Employment in Europe 2010

The new Employment in Europe 2010 report has just been launched by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. The report begins by assessing EU labor market adjustment since the onset of the economic crisis, taking account of the crisis’ impact and future prospects. The study underlines how young people have borne the …
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Spanish Labor Market Reforms Spark Widespread Discontent

In Spain a general strike has been called for September 29 in response to general dissatisfaction among employer organizations and trade unions with regard to labor reforms set to be announced by the government. The government decree, which came into effect on 17 June, aims to address four main objectives: -to reduce duality and temporary …
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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2010

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has just published the report, Global Employment Trends for Youth 2010. The study presents the latest global and regional labor market trends for youth and explores how the global economic crisis has exposed the vulnerabilities of young people around the world. The youth unemployment rate increased from 11.9 percent in …
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Geographical and Labor Market Mobility Report

The European Commission has just released a new Special Eurobarometer survey entitled “Geographical and Labor Market Mobility.” The survey sheds light on Europeans’ attitudes to worker mobility, finding that: -Most Europeans think moving countries or regions is good for EU integration and half think it is good for the economy, labor market and individuals. -10 …
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