and the European Commission has urged EU countries which still have them in place to urgently abolish these by the end of 2013, including Austria, Belgium, France Germany and the UK.
or looking for work among the 15 to 75-year-olds. This number was only topped by Malta, the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. The EU average is 9% while the largest number of unused labour could be found
of employment agencies located throughout France, Luxembourg, Poland, Switzerland and Germany. The firm provides temporary employees for its clients in a range of sectors, including insurance, banking, finance
.4%), Luxembourg (5.2%), Germany and the Netherlands (both 5.4%). Debt-stricken Spain (25.8%) and Greece (25.1% in July 2012) posted the highest rates.
Eurostat, which provides the monthly statistics, said