EU Sources - Not everyone benefits from labour market upturn - November 30, 2016

The Bertelsmann Foundation writes in its Social Justice in the EU Index Report 2016 that three years after the economic and financial crisis reached its peak, the employment rate has increased. Yet major challenges remain: 4.6 million young Europeans are without jobs, many people cannot live on what they earn despite working full time, and the risk of poverty is acute for parts of the population in several EU member states. The study reveals a worrying trend: more and more Europeans are at risk of poverty despite having a permanent job. In 2015, that was true of 7.8 percent of all EU citizens employed full time – compared to 7.2 percent in 2013. Moreover, almost one in four EU citizens (118 million, or 23.7 percent) is still threatened by poverty or social exclusion. A number of factors are responsible for this development, including an increase in low-wage jobs and the labour market's division into regular and atypical employment.

English: http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/en/topics/aktuelle-meldungen/2016/november …  

The Social Justice report: http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/fileadmin …  

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