Europe has begun to emerge from the prolonged slump caused by the global financial crisis in 2008 and exacerbated by the euro zone single-currency crisis in 2010-2011.
In 2014-2015, aggregate employment levels rose faster than at any time since 2008: over four million new jobs were created in the EU28.
This, the fifth annual European Jobs Monitor report, looks at 2011 Q2 – 2015 Q2 employment shifts at Member State and aggregate EU level. A “jobs-based” approach is used to describe employment shifts quantitatively (how many jobs were created or destroyed) and qualitatively (what kind of jobs).
It also introduces a new set of indicators on the task content, methods and tools used at work. Derived from international databases on work and occupations, these indicators give a detailed account of what Europeans do at work and how they do it. They also provide valuable new insights on the structural differences and recent evolution of European labour markets, as well as better understanding of labour input in the production process and the changing nature of skills required.