Shifts in the job structure in Europe during the Great Recession

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16 January 2012
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16 January 2012
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This report describes the impact of the ‘great recession’ on employment and the job structure in the EU27. It finds that despite a net loss of over five million jobs between 2008–2010, employment continued to grow in top-paying jobs, largely in knowledge-intensive services and business services. Meanwhile, sharp losses in medium-paying jobs in construction and manufacturing led to a shrinking of employment in the middle of the wage spectrum. More jobs were lost to men than to women and employment levels of older workers grew while those of core-age and, in particular, younger workers declined. Part-time work expanded across the wage spectrum while levels of temporary employment began to recover quickly from 2009 onwards after having borne the brunt of the early-recession job losses. An executive summary and an Annex 8 (Quintile charts) are available - see Related content.
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    Shifts in the job structure in Europe during the Great Recession

    This report describes the impact of the ‘great recession’ on employment and the job structure in the EU27. It finds that despite a net loss of over five million jobs between 2008–2010, employment continued to grow in top-paying jobs, largely in knowledge-intensive services and business services. Meanwhile, sharp losses in medium-paying jobs in construction and manufacturing led to a shrinking of employment in the middle of the wage spectrum. More jobs were lost to men than to women and employment levels of older workers grew while those of core-age and, in particular, younger workers declined. Part-time work expanded across the wage spectrum while levels of temporary employment began to recover quickly from 2009 onwards after having borne the brunt of the early-recession job losses.

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    2
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    ef11411
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    Ċaqliq fl-istruttura tal-impjiegi fl-Ewropa waqt ir-Reċessjoni l-Kbira - Sommarju eżekuttiv

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    Eurofound
    Dan ir-rapport jiddeskrivi l-impatt tar-reċessjoni fuq l-impjiegi fl-UE27, billi jidentifika ċaqliq fil-livelli tal-impjiegi bejn it-tieni kwart tal-2010 u t-tieni kwart tal-2008 u juri kif dan iċ-ċaqliq kien imqassam tul il-medda tal-pagi. Dan isib li l-impjiegi komplew jiżdiedu f’xogħlijiet b’paga għolja, il-biċċa l-kbira f’servizzi b’għarfien intensiv u servizzi ta’ negozju. Intant, tnaqqis fl-impjiegi b’paga medja fil-kostruzzjoni u l-manifattura wassal għal tnaqqis fl-impjiegi fin-nofs tal-medda tal-pagi. Intilfu aktar xogħlijiet fost l-irġiel milli fost in-nisa, filwaqt li ħaddiema ta’ età akbar ibbenefikaw l-aktar mill-ħolqien tal-impjiegi. Filwaqt li x-xogħol part-time espanda tul il-medda tal-pagi, ħafna mit-tkabbir fl-impjiegi sa mill-2009 sar f’impjiegi temporanji (b’paga baxxa).



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