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Netherlands - Unemployment falls to 5%

19 May 2011

Seasonally adjusted unemployment fell by -3,000 individuals or by -1 percentage points from 5.1% in March 2011 to 5% or 3,902 individuals in April 2011, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).The decrease in unemployment is entirely due to a fall in female un...


Portugal - Unemployment at 12.4%

19 May 2011

The unemployed population in Portugal, in the first quarter of 2011, was estimated to be 688,900 individuals, whilst the number of employed people was estimated at 4,866,000. The total labour force (active population) was estimated to amount to 5,554,800, according to the latest employment data p...


Europe - Business leaders more optimistic about economy

19 May 2011

As signs of modest economic improvement continue to emerge in Europe, 67% of business leaders from both the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world are more optimistic about the prospects for European growth in the year ahead than they were twelve months ago, according to a survey by Accent...


Europe - Government as a catalyst for innovation and growth

19 May 2011

Even as many European economies continue to struggle with job losses, high levels of public debt and the fallout from the recent global financial crisis, a new study by The Government of the Future Centre, a partnership among Accenture, College of Europe and Lisbon Council has identified public p...


UK – IDOX sees significant growth

18 May 2011

IDOX plc (IDOX:LSE), The provider of software, information & consultancy and recruitment services to the UK public sector and major corporates, announces a trading update for the six months to 30 April 2011.Both revenue and normalised profits showed very significant growth over the first half...


UK - Unemployment falls slightly to 7.7%

18 May 2011

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to March 2011 was 70.7%, up 0.2 on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over increased by +118,000 on the quarter and by +416,000 on the year to reach 29.24 million, according to the latest Labour Force S...


Finland - Job vacancies up +19%

18 May 2011

There were 59,000 open job vacancies in the first quarter of 2011, which is +19% more than one year earlier (49,700), according to the latest Job Vacancy Survey published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus). 41,500 or 70%, of the job vacancies in the first quarter of 2011 were in the priv...


UK - Private sector jobs recovery overwhelmed by public sector redundancies

18 May 2011

The impact on the overall labour market of a slight rise in private sector recruitment is still being cancelled out by large-scale public sector job losses, according to this quarter's Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and professional service...


World - Growth in emerging markets redefines global economic structure

18 May 2011

By 2025, six major emerging economies, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia, will account for more than half of all global growth, and the international monetary system will likely no longer be dominated by a single currency, a new World Bank report says. As economic power shi...


Germany - Economic sentiment slightly dampened

18 May 2011

The Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany published by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) has dropped by -4.5 points in May 2011. The indicator now stands at 3.1 points. This value is below the indicator's historical average of 26.5 points. At the same time, the assessment of t...