15% of the 7,500 European workers surveyed in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the UK say the last time they took a day off from work as sick
% in October 2011, with eased annual growth rates compared to August and September.
Germany continues to lead by rate of annual growth while The Netherlands join Belgium as one of the two countries to chart
of the easing was sharpest in Taiwan, the Netherlands, Italy and Poland.
David Hensley, Director of Global Economics Coordination at JPMorgan, commented "the global manufacturing sector continued to cool
observed a year earlier in all countries reviewed ranging from 7% in the Netherlands, 12.3% in Belgium, 18% in France and 27.1% in Italy, to 35.2% in Germany and 47.4% in Poland. In the EU, hours invoiced