The economic recovery which started in the EU in the spring of 2013 remains subdued and recent GDP forecasts for the EU have been revised down. However, despite the weak macroeconomic background, employment has shown a small but consistent growth in the EU since mid-2013, in the large majority of EU Member States, and across the large majority of sectors. Many challenges remain in the EU, with important social consequences, in particular long-term unemployment and low employment opportunities for youth (15-24) and young adults aged 25-39. These are some of the main conclusions of the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review. A tool is provided to facilitate the access to regularly updated underlying data, charts and tables. These are accessible from the document or downloadable from the web. This Report is available in electronic format in English only.
What does the new European Commission have in store in the field of employment and social affairs for the next five years? This is precisely what Social Agenda asked the new Commissioner responsible for this area, Marianne Thyssen. Articles on green jobs, social investment and how the European Social Fund is being used highlight other key priorities of the Commission which took office in November 2014. Social Agenda is available in English, French and German, also in print.
The economic recovery which started in the spring of 2013 remains fragile and future employment developments remain uncertain, unemployment still remains close to historical records, and the long-term unemployed represent a large and growing share of total unemployment, with almost 13 million people having been unemployed for at least one year. These are some of the main conclusions of the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review. A tool is provided to facilitate the access to regularly updated underlying data, charts and tables. These are accessible from the document or downloadable from the web. This Report is available in electronic format in English only.
La stratégie 2007-2012 a contribué à réduire le nombre d’accidents du travail. La nouvelle stratégie met l’accent sur les maladies du travail, l’adaptation du lieu de travail à l'allongement de la vie professionnelle, la santé et la sécurité dans les micro et petites entreprise… L’un de ses objectifs est de faire de la prévention un réflexe universel. Ce numéro contient aussi un entretien avec László Andor, commissaire européen sortant, et un article sur le Fonds européen d’aide aux plus démunis. Agenda Social est disponible en anglais, en français et en allemand, également en version imprimée.
The EU labour market is gradually recovering and, for the first time since 2011, GDP, employment and household incomes are growing. However, long-term unemployment is still increasing and the situation of households with low incomes has not improved. These are some of the main conclusions of the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review. The current issue of the Quarterly is the first one to provide a tool to facilitate the access to regularly updated underlying data, charts and tables. These are accessible from the document or downloadable from the web. This Report is available in electronic format in English only.
Ce numéro se penche sur le nouveau Fonds social européen et sur le Fonds européen d’ajustement à la mondialisation. Il met en avant la consultation présentement en ligne sur la stratégie européenne en matière de croissance et d’emploi – bilan à mi-parcours; par ailleurs, il présente des initiatives visant à faire d’EURES un outil de placement professionnel paneuropéen plus proactif, à mieux anticiper et gérer les restructurations et à garantir la qualité des stages en entreprise. Enfin, savez-vous qui sont ces entrepreneurs qui manquent à l'appel? Disponible en anglais, français et allemand.
According to this issue of the European Job Mobility Bulletin, based on the vacancies published on the EURES portal, the top 5 jobs in Europe are: Personal care and related workers, Finance and sales associate professionals, Housekeeping and restaurant services workers, Shop salespersons and demonstrators, and Electrical and electronic equipment mechanics and fitters. This Bulletin is available in English only.
According to this edition of the EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, the recent and currently fragile economic recovery has not yet been able to create new jobs and the social situation in the EU shows little signs of improvement so far. The improved outcomes in the EU labour markets are still at best modest. Employment showed the first signs of stabilising in 2013, with a 0.1% growth in the second half of the year. This analysis also points to an expected increase in poverty levels and a slight improvement in the impact of social protection expenditure in 2013, even if its support effect remains very weak. The situation for households remains serious. The income that households have at their disposal is lagging behind the growth of Gross Domestic Product. It provides also empirical evidence that the crisis at its height had the strongest adverse impact on labour market transitions of men and young people.
This publication is available online in English only.
Please see the table of contents for supplements on labour market transitions, trends in poverty and social exclusion and trends in social expenditure.
The European Commission launched its 6th edition of the EU Social Dialogue Newsletter.
For the first time the Newsletter includes a table showing the follow-up of European sectoral social dialogue 2012 and also the latest overview table summarising the outcomes of European social dialogue in 2013.
Vacancy trends in the European labour market indicate a widening gap in job opportunities between Northern and Southern countries. The latest issue of the European Vacancy Monitor reveals a shortage of labour supply in countries such as Austria, Denmark Sweden, Estonia and Latvia, while competition for jobs is increasing in countries such as Greece, Slovakia and Spain. This publication is available online in English only.