Q4 Employment stats – "should ring alarm bells"

Commenting on EU employment figures - which show an increase of just 0.3%  in the Eurozone and 0.1% EU 28 in the last quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter, and 1.2% in the Eurozone and 1% in the EU28 compared to the same quarter the previous year – Veronica Nilsson, Deputy General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) said

A 1% increase in EU employment over a year, and employment growth almost at a standstill in the final quarter of 2015, should ring alarm bells with EU leaders meeting at the summit later this week.”

Europe desperately needs to do more to create growth and jobs. The Juncker investment plan needs increased public investment, and European workers need a pay rise to boost internal demand.”