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27/06/2012

EU Employment and Social Situation. Quarterly review. June 2012

According to the latest EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review, the labour market and social situation in the EU have continued to be unfavourable overall and to show clearer signs of polarisation. EU employment remained static in the first quarter of 2012, after two consecutive quarters of contraction, bringing the unemployment rate in the EU to above 10% in early 2012. The EU aggregate employment rate declined between 2008 and 2010 and remained stuck at 68.8% for the 20-64 age group in 2011, more than 6 percentage points short of the Europe 2020 target.

This edition of the Quarterly Review analyses the situation in the public and healthcare sectors and takes a closer look at the labour markets and social situation in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

author(s): European Commission/DG Employment and Social Affairs
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