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20/04/2018

Eurofound: Overview of statutory minimum wages at national level

In 2018, 22 out of the 28 EU Member States apply a generally binding statutory minimum wage. 

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19/04/2018

OECD: Employment situation - OECD employment rate increases to 68% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The OECD area employment rate – the share of working-age people in jobs – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the fourth quarter of 2017, to 68.0%, and is now 3.6 percentage points above the...

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16/04/2018

ILO: Guide on Measuring Decent Jobs for Youth: Monitoring, evaluation and learning in labour market programmes

The seven part volume is the first comprehensive guidance to evaluating, monitoring and learning in labour market programmes targeting young people.

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12/04/2018

European Commission: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following the adoption of the revised Europass framework

Today, EU Member States adopted the Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework.

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11/04/2018

OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.4% in February 2018: Harmonised Unemployment Rates - Updated: April 2018

The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 5.4% in February 2018.

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11/04/2018

Cedefop: Survey for the evaluation of Skills Forecasts

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has commissioned DELOITTE to carry out an independent ex-post...

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10/04/2018

Eurostat: Hourly labour costs ranged from €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

Lowest in Bulgaria and Romania, highest in Denmark and Belgium.

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10/04/2018

European Commission: New reports on the role of social services and education in fostering the integration of migrant children

Recent reports show that more inclusive solutions are required to foster the integration of migrant children in Europe.

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05/04/2018

OECD: Norway should do more to improve job prospects of low-skilled youth

Norway should step up its efforts to boost the job prospects of young people without upper-secondary qualification to further reduce the share of under-30 year-olds who are Not in Employment,...

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04/04/2018

Eurostat: Euro area unemployment at 8.5%. EU28 at 7.1%

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.5% in February 2018, down from 8.6% in January 2018 and from 9.5% in February 2017.