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Commission report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment 13/10/2017

Commission report shows increased wage growth and swifter transitions from unemployment to employment

This year's edition of the Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe Report confirms the positive labour market trends that have been witnessed in the EU.

Employment and Social Developments Quarterly Review - October 2017 05/10/2017

Employment and Social Developments 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.

EU labour market developments report: stronger job creation 26/10/2016

EU labour market developments report: stronger job creation

Job creation continued to be stronger in 2015 and the beginning of 2016 than could be expected based on economic growth according to the findings of the Commission's 2016 Labour Market and Wage Developments in Europe report, published today.

Towards better social statistics for a social Europe 24/08/2016

Towards better social statistics for a social Europe

Today the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on new, integrated ways to collect and use data from social surveys so as to better support policy making in general and social policy in particular.

Childcare for all: making early childhood education and care more accessible and inclusive 16/12/2015

Childcare for all: making early childhood education and care more accessible and inclusive

Access to early childhood education and childcare (ECEC) is important for promoting equal opportunities of children as well as for facilitating work-family balance of parents and especially labour market participation of mothers of small children.

Are we richer or poorer than before the onset of the crisis? 09/12/2015

Are we richer or poorer than before the onset of the crisis?

The global financial crisis triggered a deep recession in 2008 and 2009, the deepest since the Great Recession of the early 1930s. In 2009, the EU's GDP dropped by 4.4%, and in 2014 it barely exceeded the level of 2008.

Inclusive growth? Varying trends in disposable household income over the last decade 25/11/2015

Inclusive growth? Varying trends in disposable household income over the last decade

The economic crisis has put income inequality high on the political agenda. Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st century" made the topic also a subject of coffee breaks, while Wilkinson and Pickett's "The Spirit Level" illustrated how inequality is associated with various social ills in our societies.

Employment & social situation: EU economy continues its moderate but consistent growth 09/10/2015

Employment & social situation: EU economy continues its moderate but consistent growth

Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.

Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis 15/01/2015

Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis

Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection and investing in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. This is one of the main findings of the 2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review, which has looked back to the legacy of the recession.

Commission and World Bank map labour market exclusion in six EU countries 24/11/2014

Commission and World Bank map labour market exclusion in six EU countries

The European Commission and the World Bank have recently unveiled a report profiling the unemployed and inactive populations in six EU countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece).


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