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Overview of New Forms of Employment – 2018 Update

Across Europe, new forms of employment are emerging that differ significantly from traditional employment. Some of these forms of employment transform the relationship between employer and employee while others change work organisation and work patterns. They often involve locations other than the usual employer’s premises, and or extensive use of information and communications technology. This …
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Living and working in Europe 2017

Living and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2017 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as recounted in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. As economies recover, Eurofound reported on the positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of …
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Towards a Reskilling Revolution

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Towards a Reskilling Revolution” report, in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group. As the types of skills needed in the labour market change rapidly, individual workers will have to engage in life-long learning if they are to achieve fulfilling and rewarding careers. For companies, reskilling and upskilling …
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Estimating Labour Market Slack in the European Union

Eurofound has just published the Estimating labour market slack in the European Union report. The unemployment rate is an important and well-publicised measure of labour market performance in developed market economies. It is currently high in the EU compared with other developed countries and still well above its historical average nearly a decade after the …
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European Jobs Monitor 2017

Eurofound has just published the latest EJM annual report 2017: Occupational change and wage inequality. Employment in the EU has returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis: the recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs, with most of this new employment being …
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Living and working in Europe 2016

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound’s 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life. It also reflects back over Eurofound’s contribution to the policy debate …
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The Gender Employment Gap: Challenges and Solutions

Eurofound has just published the report “The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions.” The study explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the total cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. The report also examines …
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World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

The ILO has just published the report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth“. The report provides updated figures on global and regional youth unemployment. It also looks at working poverty rates, decent work opportunities in both developed and developing economies as well as gender inequalities and migration trends among young people. This …
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Women at Work: Trends 2016

The ILO has just published the report “Women at Work: Trends 2016.” The study highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world. The report examined data for up to 178 countries and concludes that inequality between women and men persists across a wide spectrum of the …
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Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015

The ILO has just launched the new edition of the online reference tool “Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015”, which analyses the link between education and access to the labour market. The educational level of the labour force is improving worldwide but access to a higher education is not leading to lower unemployment at …
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