The study presents a comprehensive collection and a long-term analysis of key sectoral data with a view to identifying and monitoring sectoral employment developments and interdependencies.

The impact of the crisis is analysed for a representative set of sectors and Member States, paying special attention to flexicurity, skills, outsourcing and restructuring, labour productivity, technological change, etc.

The main objectives of the study are:

  • to provide an overview of historical changes in sectoral employment,
  • to analyse in depth recent developments in sectoral employment,
  • to present an assessment of the direct and indirect impacts of the crisis and the measures implemented to mitigate its social effects on employment in selected sectors across MS,
  • to highlight future employment challenges, acknowledging sectoral differentiation.

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