More than 12 million jobs were created since the start of the Juncker Commission in November 2014. There is a record number of people employed in the EU, with unemployment at its lowest level since records began.
The Commission has put forward several initiatives to help get more people into work. This includes the Youth Guarantee, the Youth Employment Initiative, the Recommendation on long-term unemployment and the Skills Agenda for Europe.
The Commission’s goal has been to improve the quality, as well as the number, of jobs in the EU, to secure fair working conditions and safeguard social rights. More information on the Commission’s plan for a more “social Europe” can be found here.