Across EU, temporary layoff schemes no cure-all in slow COVID recovery

By |maj 18th, 2020|coronavirus economic response, News, unemployment|

Temporary unemployment schemes operating across Europe could struggle to save the jobs of leisure and travel sector workers facing drawn-out or partial recoveries from the COVID-19 pandemic, even if they help industries that rebound quickly.

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HELSINKI – Basic income experiment increased mental well-being

By |maj 8th, 2020|basic income, Bureaucracy, depression, employment, financial security, Finland, Helsinki, loneliness, News, The Capitals, unemployment, universal basic income, well-being|

The final report for Finland's two-year basic income experiment carried over the course of 2017 and 2018 was published on Wednesday (6 May).

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McKinsey predicts near doubling of unemployment in Europe

By |april 20th, 2020|coronavirus, economic crisis, News, unemployment|

Unemployment in Europe could nearly double in the coming months, with up to 59 million jobs at risk from permanent cutbacks as well as reductions in pay and hours because of the coronavirus pandemic, estimates from consultancy McKinsey said.

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ILO warns of ‘devastating’ consequences of COVID-19 on labour markets

By |april 8th, 2020|COVID19, International Labour Organisation, labour market, News, SURE, unemployment|

Lockdown measures decided across the globe to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, are having “devastating” consequences on labour markets, affecting around 81% of the world’s workforce, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) warned on Tuesday (7 April).

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Portugal’s coronavirus cases grow, half a million workers at risk of lay off

By |april 6th, 2020|coronavirus, News, Portugal, unemployment|

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Portugal pushed past the 10,000 mark on Saturday (4 April), while government data showed more than half a million Portuguese workers were at risk of being temporarily laid off due to the outbreak.

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Limitations of economic forecasting during coronavirus pandemic

By |april 3rd, 2020|COVID-19, economy & jobs, Germany, News, unemployment|

Germany's economy has gone into artificial hibernation to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Initial forecasts suggest this will be expensive but opinions about the extent vary widely. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, the head of the German Inst...

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COVID-19: France calls unemployed to work in fields as borders stay closed

By |marec 25th, 2020|containment, coronavirus, COVID-19, Didier Guillaume, Emmanuel Macron, farmers, FNSEA, France, lockdown, News, patriotism, unemployment|

The French government has called on the technically unemployed French to make themselves available to help farmers with seasonal harvests. But such 'agricultural patriotism' does not bode well with the tightening of containment. EURACTIV France reports.

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EU globalisation adjustment fund should cushion Brexit consequences

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|agriculture, Brexit, economy and jobs, EGF, EU, EU Commission, EU regions, European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, Ireland, job losses, News, no-deal, UK, unemployment|

On Monday (21 October), the European Parliament voted in favour of using funds from the Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in the event of a hard Brexit to help workers of the remaining EU-27 who will have lost their jobs as a result of the UK's withd...

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Greece’s unemployment falls under 20% after 7 years of bailout

By |avgust 10th, 2018|Greek austerity, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, News, unemployment|

Greece's unemployment rate, the highest in the European Union, has dropped below 20% for the first time in seven years, statistics bureau Elstat reported on 9 August.

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British MEP: Young people are often forced into precarious work

By |junij 20th, 2018|labour market, News, Pillar of Social Rights, unemployment|

Deep cuts to public finances were not necessarily needed after 2007-2008's financial crisis in order to rebuild the economy, according to British Labour politician Sion Simon, who spoke to EURACTIV Czech Republic's media partner, Aktualne.cz.

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