The latest quarterly data confirms previous positive developments. The EU economy continues its moderate recovery, which is broadening across Member States. Labour markets in the EU continue to gradually recover, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity.
Employment continues to improve in the EU, euro area and most Member States, and is higher than a year ago in the quasi totality of Member States. Most sectors are contributing to the observed improvement.
Unemployment continues to decline from its high levels in the EU. Long-term unemployment continues to recede gradually, affecting about 5% of the labour force.
We see welcomed developments regarding youth with the employment of those aged 15-24 increasing. Youth unemployment shows a decline which is accompanied by higher enrolment in education and training and a reduction in NEETs rates. In other words, young people in the EU are increasingly engaging in either employment or education and training.
Chaque année depuis 2010 les États membres de l’UE se réunissent entre janvier et juillet pour examiner leurs politiques économiques et convenir de recommandations par pays. Alors que la population active est en déclin et que les changements technologiques s’accélèrent, les investissements sociaux sont le moyen de sortir durablement de la crise et la garantie d’une prospérité future. Les partenaires sociaux ont donc un rôle important à jouer dans la gouvernance économique de l’UE, qui évolue rapidement comme le montre ce numéro d’Agenda social.
The economic situation in the EU has been improving continuously for nearly two years with EU GDP now reaching pre-crisis levels and the recovery extending to most Member States. Employment in the EU also continues to improve, extending to nearly all sectors and involving more permanent and full-time jobs. The increase in employment and participation has also widened to all sub-population groups. Unemployment is slowly receding from its high levels in the EU and in most Member States. Long-term unemployment receded for the first time since the onset of the crisis, and youth unemployment declines to the 2009-2010 level. Alongside this, household income continues to increase at a faster pace compared with the previous quarters. These are some of the main conclusions of the European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review. This Report is available in electronic format in English only.
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.
Qu’est-ce que la nouvelle Commission européenne nous a réservé pour les cinq prochaines années dans le domaine de l’emploi et des affaires sociales? Telle est la question qu’Agenda social a posée à la nouvelle commissaire chargée de ce portefeuille, Marianne Thyssen. Les autres grandes priorités de la Commission dont le mandat a débuté en novembre 2014 sont abordées dans des articles sur les emplois verts, l’investissement social et l’utilisation du Fonds social européen. 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.