Eurostat

29 June 2018

Youth Guarantee five years on: Lessons learnt

(From ec.europa.eu ) The latest Eurostat figures show that the youth unemployment rate dropped from 18.7% in 2016 to 16.8% by the end of 2017. Since peaking at 23.9% following the 2008 financial crisis, youth unemployment has now fallen to just over 1 percentage point above the pre-2008 rate (15.1%), which shows the positive progress that has been made in this area over the last five years. The Youth Guarantee scheme has been playing a key role in this progress since EU Member States committed to the implementation of the scheme in a Council Recommendation of April 2013 . Aimed at giving...
Demographics and the economy: how a declining working-age population may change Europe's growth prospects
03 December 2015

Demographics and the economy: how a declining working-age population may change Europe's growth prospects

According to Eurostat's demographic projections, Europe's working age population (aged between 20 and 64 years) will be declining by 0.4% every year between now and 2040, a decline that has already started in 2010. This will have major implications for th...