Around one in ten people in 26 of the EU's member states (minus Slovakia) found a job between 2010 and 2011, according to the European vacancy monitor'.
This quarterly publication, released on January 30 by the European Commission, shows that 46.7 million people found a job between the end of the second quarter of 2010 and the end of the second quarter of 2011, of whom 48% were aged between 18 and 29. This increase mainly took place in Germany (+57%), Lithuania (+42%), Malta (+36%) and Romania (+33%).
Low-skilled jobs count for a large proportion of new jobs. Nonetheless, in the second quarter of 2011, the number of people who found a job increased by 34% in the second quarter of among professionals', and by 25% among legislators, senior officials and managers'. According to the Commission, this demonstrates the importance of high skill levels.
On the other hand, there are recent signs of a weakening trend in labour demand, particularly in the public and temporary...