EU Sources - Growth in agency work - October 31, 2016

The average number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe in October grew 2.8% year-on-year compared with the same period in 2015, according to figures from the World Employment Confederation Europe (previously known as Eurociett). The figures showed that Denmark had the highest growth at 10.3% while Switzerland saw a return to growth at 3.5% and Norway stabilised. Italy continues to show a year-on-year decline. Though Germany is not included, data collected by IW Köln (Cologne Institute for Economic Research) and BAP show an increase of agency workers by 5% from January to May 2016.

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