Long-term Unemployment - EEO Review 2012

Report prepared for the use of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit C.1.
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012 - ISBN 978-92-79-23708-9 - doi:10.2767/6287

As the EU continues to try to overcome the current economic crisis, the reduction of unemployment – and in particular long-term unemployment (LTU) – is a priority for citizens and policymakers alike. This report looks at how LTU has changed at national and EU level, and tries to identify groups according to age, gender, educational level, migrant/ethnic minority status, job sector/occupation and region of residence. Structural factors (skills mismatches, insurance contribution policies etc) on the demand and supply side seeking to explain these trends are examined, before the report starts analyzing different policy options that could be used to overcome this problem.

author(s): EU network of national labour market experts - SYSDEM
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