Labour market change

What do Europeans do at work? A task-based analysis: European Jobs Monitor 2016

20 May 2020
20 June 2016
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The European Jobs Monitor 2016 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 kinds 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 a better understanding of labour input in the production process and the changing nature of skills required.

For researchers interested in using the set of indicators on task content, methods and tools at work developed for and described in this report, the following compressed folder (902KB ZIP) is made available. Please acknowledge source in any publication using this data as follows: 'Source: European Jobs Monitor Task Indicator dataset, Eurofound 2016'.

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  • European Jobs Monitor

    This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.

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