IMPORTANCE OF EU EXPORTS FOR JOBS – 27 NOVEMBER

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IMPORTANCE OF EU EXPORTS FOR JOBS - 27 NOVEMBER
27 Nov 2018

IMPORTANCE OF EU EXPORTS FOR JOBS – 27 NOVEMBER

Brussels Daily

Two new studies published today by the European Commission highlight the increasing importance of EU exports for job opportunities in Europe and beyond.

EU exports to the world are more important than ever, supporting 36 million jobs across Europe, two thirds more than in 2000. 14 million of these jobs are held by women. In addition, EU exports to the world generate €2.3 trillion of value added in the EU.

Since the beginning of this Commission in 2014, the number of jobs supported by exports has increased by 3.5 million. These jobs are on average 12% better paid than jobs in the rest of the economy.

Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: “This study makes it crystal clear that trade means jobs. Exports from the EU to the world support the livelihoods of a vast, and increasing, number of citizens in every corner of Europe. Almost 40 percent of those whose jobs are supported by trade are women. EU trade also supports millions of jobs far beyond EU borders, including in developing countries. So here’s even more proof that trade can be a win-win: what’s good for us is also good for our partners around the world.”

For More Information

PRESS RELEASE

The memo with more detailed findings

Interactive map (28 country factsheets and 1 EU factsheet): how many jobs are supported by exports in your country?

Full study – data and graphs

Trade and income study

Economist’s note – the data of the study, explained

2015 report

European Trade Policy Day event page

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