The Social Scoreboard30/07/2018
The Social Scoreboard
On 15th March, the EPSCO Council adopted the 2018 Joint Employment Report. The report takes a snapshot of the employment and social situation across the EU, and highlights the extent of reforms carried out in the Member States over the past year.
Youth guarantee schemes – helping young people onto the labour market26/07/2018
Youth guarantee schemes – helping young people onto the labour market
The economic and financial crisis of the late 2000s hit young people particularly hard. Those making the transition from education/training to work faced limited job opportunities and unprecedented levels of competition, not only from their peers but also from people with extensive work experience who had recently been laid off. Increasingly, young people were confronted with the catch-22 situation of not being able to get a job without experience and yet little chance of getting a job to gain that experience.
Inequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States?25/04/2017
Inequality and poverty – what action is being taken by Member States?
The 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators, adopted on 3 March 2017, provide a snapshot of recent employment and social policies implemented in Member States in line with the Employment Guidelines.
Creating jobs – reforms are producing results29/03/2017
Creating jobs – reforms are producing results
The 2017 Joint Employment Report and its Scoreboard of Key Employment and Social Indicators provide a snapshot of employment and social developments in the EU. This analysis provides a focus on unemployment and Member States' efforts in the labour market to bring it down.
Joint Employment Report 2017: Main findings from the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators14/03/2017
Joint Employment Report 2017: Main findings from the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators
The EPSCO Council adopted the 2017 Joint Employment Report (JER) on 3 March, including the Scoreboard of key employment and social indicators. The table below summarizes its main findings.
European Semester Autumn Package: Working for a stronger and more inclusive economic recovery16/11/2016
European Semester Autumn Package: Working for a stronger and more inclusive economic recovery
The Commission has set out its views on the EU's economic and social priorities for the year ahead, building on the guidance from President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address and on the latest economic data from the Commission's Autumn 2016 Forecast.
Summer holidays – but not for everyone!22/07/2016
Summer holidays – but not for everyone!
Schools are closed, summer holidays are here, and also this blog is having its well-deserved summer break. Like many of you, authors of Evidence in Focus are leaving their desks to travel in Europe and beyond.
Temporary employment in the EU: springboards or career dead ends?13/07/2016
Temporary employment in the EU: springboards or career dead ends?
The share of temporary workers has increased in most EU Member States since 2008. Flexible contractual arrangements have been extensively used since the crisis, their major attraction for employers being their less strict dismissals rules.
Distributive effects of public policies – who gains, who loses?01/07/2016
Distributive effects of public policies – who gains, who loses?
How household incomes and wealth are distributed, what socio-economic consequences that has and how the distribution is affected by public policies have gained considerable and increasing attention in academic and policy debates in recent years.
Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young?15/06/2016
Poverty risks since the crisis: are older people winning at the expense of the young?
One of the legacies of the crisis is an increased number of people at risk of poverty. These are people with household incomes below 60% of the median income in their country. The share of people at risk of poverty (or the ‘at-risk-of-poverty rate’, AROP) increased from 13.5 per cent in 2007 to 15.9 per cent in 2014 among the working-age population (20-64 years old) – a rise of almost 20% (EU average excluding Croatia and Malta).