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Employment and Social Developments in Europe: improvement and new forms of work

Dec 20, 2016 | News

(21 December 2016) – The latest annual review of Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) published yesterday shows encouraging results.


Around 3 million jobs have been created and employment has risen, pushing back poverty. However, unemployment remains high, with huge disparities across Member States.

Labour markets and societies will need to adapt to new forms of work.

This year’s Employment and Social Developments – or shortly, ‘ESDE’ – report focused on employment as a means to tackle poverty, digitalisation and the changing world of work, the role of social dialogue, disparities among Member States and the integration of refugees in the labour market.

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