Jobs in EU increasing very slowly

Commenting on employment figures from Eurostat showing an increase of 0.1% in the Euro area in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter (and 0.8% compared to the same quarter of 2014) and 0.3% in the EU as a whole (1.1% compared to the 1st quarter of 2014), Bernadette Ségol, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, said “Jobs are increasing in Europe very slowly and modestly. Employment remains well below 2007 levels. What concerns me is that jobs are picking up faster outside the EU, and that up to half the new jobs are precarious. Part-time, temporary, and fake self-employment is not a long-term solution to the jobs crisis. Long-term unemployment also remains a major problem, and creates a deep divide between the haves and the have-nots.”



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