EU Sources -Quarterly; Employment and Social Situation -October 06, 2014

European Commission's Quarterly Review reports that future employment developments remain uncertain, unemployment still remains close to historical records, long-term unemployed represent a large and growing share of total unemployment, with almost 13 million people having been unemployed for at least 1 year.

The European Commission's latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review reports that future employment developments remain uncertain, unemployment still remains close to historical records, and the long-term unemployed represent a large and growing share of total unemployment, with almost 13 million people having been unemployed for at least one year. Section 6 summarises the data on productivity, wages and hours worked. Greece (-4.8%) and Cyprus (-5.1%) continued to see sharp decreases in compensation per employee, while Spain (+0.2%) recorded a modest increase. Estonia (+8.8%) recorded by far the strongest increase in compensation per employee, followed by Lithuania (+6.5%), Slovakia (+4.1%) and Malta (+3.9%).

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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