The Employment Committee (EMCO) has endorsed and finalised the work undertaken by the EMCO Indicators Group on how to monitor the Employment Guidelines in 2009.

Although the Guidelines for 2009 are the same as for 2008 and so the list of indicators remains stable, two new analytical indicators to improve the analysis of skills and skill needs have been adopted by EMCO, namely "Future skills needs" (expansion, replacement and total demand) forward looking indicator which is based on medium-term forecast carried out by Cedefop - and 'E-skills of adults'.

EMCO encourages the Member States to use these indicators in connection with their own reports on the implementation of the National Reform Programmes for 2009 and to provide national data where necessary.

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