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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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Skills Mismatch in Europe

ILO has just published the report “Skills Mismatch in Europe: Statistics brief.” The study analyzes the incidence of overeducation and undereducation (skills mismatch) in a sample of European economies. According to the report between 25 and 45 per cent of workers in Europe are either over – or under-qualified for their job, leading to a …
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European Jobs Monitor 2014

Eurofound has just published “The European Jobs Monitor 2014.” The study examines the employment structure at the EU, analyzing the main sectors and occupations that have contributed to job loss and job growth. According to the report, in 2011-2013, the majority of net employment losses continued to occur in middle-paid and low-to-middle-paid jobs in construction …
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ILO’s Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Job seekers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a new job within six months or less, according to the new edition of the ILO‘s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market.” (KLIM) Unemployment spells for workers are becoming longer in some countries compared to the pre-crisis situation in 2008. For example, in Spain, the United …
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European Social Statistics

How many foreign citizens live in an EU Member State? And how many of them come from another EU Member State? How is the risk of poverty influenced by the level of education? Are there more females or more males among the student population in the EU? Answers to these questions and many more can …
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World of Work Report 2013

The International Labour Office has just published “World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the economic and social fabric.” The study analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. It looks at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels. The labour market and income …
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