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News • Dec 18, 2017 12:00 GMT
Young people are more affected than other age groups by long-term unemployment. While long-term youth unemployment is certainly not a new policy challenge for Europe, it now affects a wider range of young people than it ever did before.
News • Dec 12, 2017 15:02 GMT
Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) 2016 shows that there are vast differences in reported abilities to make ends meet at household level in Europe.
REMINDER Invitation to journalists: New report on care homes for older Europeans, launch event in Dublin, 28 November
News • Nov 20, 2017 13:03 GMT
Eurofound will launch its new report on care homes for older Europeans at a special event on Tuesday 28 November 2017 in Europe House, Dublin.
News • Nov 02, 2017 09:42 GMT
Unemployment in the EU continues to fall, however more than one in four of the EU’s working-age population are economically inactive; meaning they are not working, and are not seeking work or are not available for work.
News • Oct 20, 2017 11:19 BST
20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.
News • Sep 27, 2017 09:00 BST
In the rapidly changing world of work, the traditional dichotomy of employee and self-employed is insufficient to capture the wide diversity of self-employed workers in Europe today. This report identifies five categories of self-employed, reflecting the wide-ranging attitudes, income levels, and health and well-being among this diverse group.
News • Sep 25, 2017 15:00 BST
Working life in Europe is in a period of transition. Economic growth has picked up, employment continues to grow for the third consecutive year and unemployment rates – while still being above the level of 2007 in the EU28 - are generally in decline. However, Brexit and pay inequality present challenges for the future.
News • Sep 18, 2017 15:30 BST
81% of workers say their working hours fit well, or very well, with their private life obligations. However men continue to have longer working hours (on average 6.5 hours per week more than women) and report more difficulties adapting working time to family life or other commitments.
News • Sep 05, 2017 12:00 BST
One in ten workers in the EU is at risk of poverty, and 13% of workers are materially deprived and cannot afford basic household goods. Despite the fact that levels of in-work poverty have increased in Europe during the financial crisis, most Member States do not specifically address in-work poverty.