that of people aged over 25. In 2008, the ratio rose to 2.8 on average but with large differences between countries: Germany has the lowest ratio (1.5), largely because its apprenticeship system works well
) and Germany (13% of EMEA), significant sequential growth was not achieved in the fourth quarter of 2009. The group started Page Personnel in Germany.
Italy (8% of EMEA) and Spain (8% of EMEA) both delivered
, in September 2011, the unemployment rate was 9.1% in the USA. In August 2011, it was 4.3% in Japan.
The Euro area (EA17) consists of Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg
(Germany, France, Italy) is projected to grow at +0.4% in the third quarter, rising to +0.6% in the fourth quarter. Second quarter 2010 GDP grew by +1.6% in the US, by +5.1% in the three largest countries
), and with optimism as to prospects for the New Year in a number of its key markets."
"Increased demand for temporary staff, particularly within Germany and the UK at the end of 2009 and in early 2010, has resulted
levels amongst the larger economies in Western Europe were in the UK (59%), France (55%), and Germany (51%). However many of the smaller countries bettered their larger neighbours, namely Switzerland (64