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Goal 8: 3. Main Eurostat Indicators

Key trends in “Sustainable economic growth” show the following evidence (Eurostat Report, pp. 165 and ss):

  • The EU economy shows continuous growth over the past few years;
  • Economic growth in the EU has become more sustainable;
  • Overall, the employment situation in the EU keeps improving;
  • Unemployment and long-term unemployment have decreased since 2013;
  • Labour market prospects for young people have improved since 2014 but still remain precarious;
  • Labour market prospects for young people have improved since 2014 but still remain precarious;
  • A higher education leads to increased employment possibilities;
  • Employment opportunities are lower for migrants and people with disabilities;
  • Women’s participation in the labour market is increasing, but gender differences persist;
  • Over the past few years, work in the EU has become safer but less economically secure.

 

Goal 8’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators: Source: EU SDG Indicator set 2019, p. 19:

 Goal 8’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators

 

 


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