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Monitoring the job market

As part of the Europe 2020 initiative "An Agenda for New Skills and Jobs'', in 2010 the Commission launched the project “Monitoring labour market developments in Europe”.

The idea is to gather up-to-date information on job vacancies, which will also serve as an early-warning tool for bottlenecks and mismatches on the labour market.

The information is made available through two quarterly bulletins and a biennial report.

European Vacancy and Recruitment Report (EVRR)

Analysis of labour market developments since 2007 focusing on contractual arrangements, sector and occupation demand, growing occupations, difficult-to-fill vacancies (bottleneck occupations) and skills requirements. An analysis of the market shares of recruitment agencies is also included.

European Vacancy Monitor (EVM)

A comprehensive overview of recent developments on the European job market. Data on job vacancies and hiring shed light on trends in occupational demand and skills requirements.

The data is drawn from a wide range of European and national sources.

European Job Mobility Bulletin (EJMB)

Analysis of vacancies posted on the EURES jobs portal (and its database) by national public employment services.

Specifically targeted at people looking for work outside their home region/country, and at EURES advisers aiming to help them.