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60% had experienced mental problems

Unemployment takes its toll on young people´s mental health

Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are committed to working but vulnerable to experiencing mental health problems, according to a new study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King´s College London, Duke University and the University of California. Leer más

Europe takes action to help 12 million long-term unemployed get back to workLong-term unemployment

Europe takes action to help 12 million long-term unemployed get back to work

The European Commission has proposed guidance to Member States to better help long-term unemployed return to work. Following the relaunch of the Youth Employment Initiative in May, this is another concrete initiative in the context of the broader economic and social agenda of the Juncker Commission, which seeks to strengthen job creation, economic recovery and social fairness in Europe. Leer más

EU employment rate raises in the second quarter of the yearCompared with the first quarter

EU employment rate raises in the second quarter of the year

The number of persons employed increased by 0.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28 in the second quarter of 2015 compared with the previous quarter, according to national accounts estimates published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In the first quarter of 2015, employment increased by 0.2% in the euro area and 0.3% in the EU28. These figures are seasonally adjusted. Leer más

European Social Policy Network of independent experts (ESPN)

A new report shows an inadequate response in the reintegration of the long-term unemployed

A report commissioned by the European Commission from the European Social Policy Network of independent experts (ESPN) published today shows an inadequate response in the Member States regarding the reintegration of the long-term unemployed. Leer más

Ankara Declaration

Commissioner Thyssen welcomes the G20 Employment Ministers´ commitment to address youth unemployment

At the 6th G20 Labour and Employment Ministers´ meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 3-4 September, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Labour Mobility and Skills, welcomed the agreement to tackle unemployment of youth most at risk of never having a job. Leer más

Youth unemployment rate  20.4% in July 2015Eurostat

Youth unemployment rate 20.4% in July 2015

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.9% in July 2015, down from 11.1% in June 2015, and from 11.6% in July 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since February 2012. In July 2015, the youth unemployment rate was 20.4% in the EU28 and 21.9% in the euro area, compared with 22.0% and 23.8% respectively in July 2014. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

Office of National Statistics

UK employment holds at high level in second quarter

Employment held steady at a high level in the second quarter, the Office of National Statistics reported on Wednesday. There were 31.03 million people in work, 63,000 fewer than for January to March 2015 but 354,000 more than for a year earlier, the report said. Leer más


Commission proposes €1.4 million from Globalisation Fund for former workers of Alitalia in Italy

The European Commission has proposed to provide Italy with €1.4 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 184 former workers of Alitalia to find new jobs. Most of the redundancies occurred in the region of Lazio. Leer más

Jobless rate

Italian youth unemployment still under recovering

Italian youth unemployment broke a new record , hitting 44.2% in June´s figures. That´s despite the fact the eurozone is clearly now recovering from years of recession and stagnation youth unemployment jumped to a high record. Two European countries still have higher youth unemployment than Italy: Greece´s rate is 53.2% and Spain´s is 49.2%. Leer más

Flash Reports

Social protection developments in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Italy

Four new Flash Reports prepared by the European Social policy Network (ESPN) are now available and provide information on deinstitutionalisation of children in Bulgaria, a new National Housing Programme in Slovenia, the national Helpline for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence in Slovakia and reforms in Italian labour market policies. Leer más

June 2015 Euro area unemployment rate at 11.1% EU28 at 9.6%Eurostat

June 2015 Euro area unemployment rate at 11.1% EU28 at 9.6%

The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in June 2015, stable compared with May 2015, and down from 11.6% in June 2014. The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.6% in June 2015, also stable compared with May 2015 and down from 10.2% in June 2014. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

European InCharge initiative

German companie devlop iniciatives to hire Europe´s young unemployed

There are more than 5 million unemployed young people in the EU. German companies have launched an initiative to change that. And with good reason, reports DW´s Sabine Kinkartz. This past spring, leading figures from German industry joined forces with several foundations to create the European InCharge initiative against youth unemployment. Leer más


Almost 30 000 workers supported by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund during 2013 and 2014

During 2013-14, the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) helped a total of 27 610 workers, who had been dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation, to find new job opportunities. A report adopted shows that, during this period, the EGF provided more than €114.4 million to assist workers in 13 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania and Spain). Leer más

EU labour market developments report:

After five years of almost continuous decline job recovery gains strength

Labour market developments have been improving against the background of a gradual economic recovery in the EU. Unemployment in the EU has continued to fall and job finding rates have modestly improved. However, despite its recent fall, unemployment remains high. The number of unemployed in the first quarter of 2015 was 23.6 million in the EU. The share of long-term unemployed is on the rise, standing at 4.9% in the first quarter of 2015. Leer más

5-6 October 2015, Madrid

Strategies for Employment Policy reform: Implementation challenges in decentralised countries

This Peer Review will provide the opportunity to analyse the new system of activation policies in Spain, which reveals the opportunities and challenges of a highly decentralised system of activation policies. It will address issues faced by governments aiming at active labour market policies (ALMP) reforms in a decentralised framework and ways to overcome them by focusing on ownership, coordination and evaluation. Leer más

A new start for jobs and growth in Greece

Commission mobilises more than €35 billion from the EU budget for Greece

Two days after an agreement paving the way for a new support programme for Greece, the European Commission revealed plans today to help Greece maximise its use of EU funds. As mandated by the Euro Summit on 12/13 July, this will help mobilise more than €35 billion up to 2020 to support the Greek economy, provided that the conditions agreed upon by the Euro Summit will be met. Leer más

Investing in Growth and Jobs:

Italy to benefit from € 2.17 billion of EU Cohesion Policy Funds

The Commission officially adopted five Operational Programmes for Italy with a total contribution of € 2.17 billion from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund. Two are national programmes - ´Metropolitan Cities´ and ´Research & Innovation´; three target specific regions: Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Sardinia and Molise. Leer más

Employers coalition

Starbucks, Microsoft, Porch launch initiative to employ young workers in the US

Starbucks , Microsoft , Alaska Air Group, and other companies are leading a new initiative to hire 100,000 young, minority employees by 2018. The employer-led coalition formed the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative with the collective goal to hire at least that many 16 to 24 year olds who face "systemic barriers to jobs and education"  Leer más

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund

Parliament approves €1.36 million in job search aid for redundant workers in Finland

500 workers made redundant by electrical manufacturer Broadcom Communications Finland and two suppliers will get EU aid worth €1.36 million to help them find new jobs, following Parliament´s approval of a European Commission proposal on Wednesday. Leer más

Positive growth forecast

Unemployment drops in Spain for fifth month

The Spanish Labor Ministry said on Thursday that unemployment benefit claims had dropped by 94,727 - or 2.25 percent - to 4.12 million. According to the government, the number of people without work fell across all sectors except for agriculture - and in every region. Leer más

Maternity Leave Directive

Commission withdraws stalled maternity leave proposal

The Commission is reviewing the draft Maternity leave Directive, which has been stuck in the legislative process since 2008. The lack of progress by the co-legislators means the Commission has decided to withdraw its proposal. This opens the way for a fresh approach to meet the policy objectives of improving the protection of mothers, better reconciling professional and family life and facilitating female participation in the labour market Leer más

Youth unemployment decreases by 450 000 in the EU28 2014-2015

Youth unemployment decreases by 450 000 in the EU28

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in May 2015, stable compared with April 2015, and down from 11.6% in May 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since March 2012. Compared with May 2014, youth unemployment decreased by 450 000 in the EU28 and by 300 000 in the euro area. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Leer más

Connecting Europe Facility

Commission puts forward record €13.1 billion investment in transport infrastructure to boost jobs

The EuropeanCommission is further delivering on its top priority of creating jobs and boosting growth in Europe, by unveiling a record €13.1 billion investment plan in 276 transport projects, selected under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). This investment will unlock additional public and private co-financing for a combined amount of €28.8 billion.  Leer más

European Investment Fund

European Commission mobilise €500 million for social and micro-entrepreneurs

To promote jobs and growth in Europe, social and micro-enterprises will soon have access to over €500 million in finance. This is the result of a new mandate agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). Leer más

104th International Labour Conference in Geneva

The European Commission promotes decent jobs together with the International Labour Organization

The European Commission participated in the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva during the first two weeks of June. The promoting the creation of decent jobs and sustainable growth was one of the main issues discussed. Leer más
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