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The most common factor of labour is Employment Ratio. This has been rising in EU for last decade.

Most of the lament comes from Germany where Employment ratio has fallen (65.8->65.5)while most of the happy happy joy joy talk comes from Spain (57.7->60.9) and Italy (54.8->57.6) where job growth has been robust. Overall EU employment has been rising too (EU25 with 62.9->63.3 ,EU15 with 64.1->64.8) (All numbers 2001 to 2004) However, the growth of this increase has not been satisfactory to many and subsequently there is plenty of nervousness of job situation.

EU laws do make switching job between countries easier but few people want to learn new culture and language to work there. Meanwhile main responsibility inside each country rests firmly on shoulders of particular nation.

by Nikita on Wed Jun 22nd, 2005 at 02:24:41 AM EST

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