This is the first of the new series of monthly analyses to monitor the EU employment situation. Making use of a wide range of sources of timely data, the monitor presents an update of the labour market situation and restructuring trends, set against a background of economic and sectoral developments.
This month it provides a special focus on developments in the larger Member States as well as an in-depth analysis of the automotive industry, and an indication of the overall social implications of the economic crisis. Every three months, there will be an update on the social situation. What is the EU doing to counter the employment impacts of the crisis?
This report is intended to inform the policy debate at EU and Member State level and provide guidance to support the development of further appropriate policy responses to the crisis.