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  • 13/10/2017

    Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe - Annual Review 2017

    The Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe report analyses the labour market from a macroeconomic perspective. It provides an analysis of recent employment and wage developments, looking at the euro area and the EU as a whole in comparison with its global trading partners. The 2017 edition shows that job creation continued to progress in 2016 and the first half of 2017 and analyses the reasons behind this improvement. The report also focuses on the structural and institutional determinants of labour market segmentation in the EU, focussing in particular on temporary employment and self-employment without employees.

  • 05/10/2017

    Employment and Social Development in Europe - Quarterly Review - October 2017

    The Employment and Social Development in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review highlights continuing economic growth in the EU together with a steady decrease in unemployment.

     

    The number of employed in the EU has reached above 235 million in the second quarter of 2017. This is the highest level ever recorded and represents almost 4 million more people in employment than in 2008. Economic growth has been the main driver behind the recovery in employment. From the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017, GDP grew by 2.4%.

     

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    See also: Employment and Social Developments in Europe 2017

  • 23/06/2017

    Analytical webnote 1/2017: wage distribution spill-overs from minimum wage increases in France

    This note analyses the impact of an increase in the minimum wage in France on the overall wage distribution for the period 2007 to 2012. It is based on EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, a unique source that contains detailed information on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions.

  • 18/05/2017

    Boosting social enterprise development - Good practice compendium

    Social enterprises are long-standing agents of inclusive growth and democratisation of the economic and social spheres, and they have proved resilient to economic adversity all the while addressing socio-economic challenges in innovative ways, re-integrating people back to the labour market, and contributing to overall social cohesion. This compendium derives policy lessons for boosting social enterprises from the analysis of 20 initiatives in several EU member-countries, covering a range of policy areas from legal frameworks, finance, market access, and support structures, to education and skills.

    This publication is only available in electronic format in English. German and French versions will follow.

  • 05/05/2017

    Working Paper 1/2017 - Labour market performance of refugees in the EU

    This paper analyses the individual and socio-demographic factors behind the low employment rate of refugees compared to individuals born in the EU but also compared to other migrants. It complements the 2016 Employment and Social Developments Review where a chapter was dedicated to the labour market and social integration of refugees in the EU.