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%), Austria (58
.9). The ESI in France remained broadly unchanged, while sentiment deteriorated in Poland (-0.7), Italy (-1.2) and even more so in the UK (-2.1).
Sentiment in industry remained broadly unchanged in the EU
this was still better than 2009.
This edition of the Quarterly Labour Market Review takes a closer look at the labour market situations in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania and the United
in Lithuania (-4.9%), Latvia (-2.9%) and Estonia (-2%). In France the increase of labour costs amounted to +3.2% and was notably higher than in Germany. Labour costs in Greece fell by -1% in 2010 on one year
the number of hours worked by agency workers in Italy rose by +27.1% during the same period.
The year-on-year evolution of sales revenues in France saw an increase of +16.5% in April 2011. Turnover also rose
The international survey included more than 30,000 people across the working-age spectrum in 28 of the world's most powerful economies (including Canada, China, Brazil, France
that in established markets such as the UK, Germany and France there is a flattening of demand. Nevertheless the overall picture has been most encouraging. It only remains to be seen whether the volatility surrounding
.7%), Germany (6%) and Denmark (7.1%). On the other hand, a recent deterioration was noted in France and in the UK, while unemployment continued to rise substantially in some peripheral EU member states