Towards the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategy target for employment

April 25, 2019

Hat: Towards the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategy target for employment

Funding Scheme: 2019-04-25

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

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In the strategic plan 2014-2020 for the DG Employment, social affairs and inclusion (EMPL), the EU tackles the question of its high unemployment rate. The target is to reach at least 75% of employment rate for people aged 20 to 64 by 2020.

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The question of employment is of utmost importance because a well-functioning labor market can contribute to economic growth by fostering human capital investments and by making the economy more competitive.
 
Following the European Labor Force Survey, EUROSTAT published a report highlighting an increase of the employment rate in all Member States in 2018. A new peak at 73.2% has been reached and as per the same report, 13 Member States have already achieved their 2020 targets (above 75%). These statistics is representative of the European progress in the field of employment.

Url description: Europa - Salle de presse

Url: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-19-2252_en.htm

Url info description: Eurostat - Europe 2020 Employment rate indicators

Url info: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/9747515/3-25042019-AP-EN.pdf/b226fab2-566d-4dad-a830-a22b9fa5c251