EU Sources - The labour market in 2017 - June 30, 2018

The Eurofound Yearbook 2017 Living and working in Europe has several interesting sections based on the agency’s research activities over the course of 2017. The agency sees positive trends in employment, with rising numbers in work and a continued expansion of employment. However, challenges remain with labour markets beset by long-term unemployment, underemployment and high levels of inactivity, and quality of life that in many dimensions is poor within certain population groups. The first chapter (on labour market changes) reiterates that in-work poverty increased during the crisis – 8% of workers were estimated to be at risk in 2007, 2 percentage points lower than in 2014. Depressed wages, cuts in working hours and job losses among earners in a household all exacerbated financial hardship.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer © ETUI


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