17 Jul 2015
EUROPEAN COMMISSION DAILY NEWS – 17 JULYBrussels Daily
EU labour market developments report: 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. EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen commented: “Long-term unemployment is one of our most pressing challenges. The longer people are out of work, the more difficult it gets for them to find a new job and the greater the risk of poverty, marginalisation and social exclusion. This is why I will propose a new initiative after the summer to offer more efficient support to people who have been out of jobs for more than 18 months”. A press release is available in here.
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