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European Employment Services (EURES) aims to facilitate the free movement of workers within the 30 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). EURES objectives are to inform, counsel and provide advice to potentially mobile workers on job opportunities and living and working conditions in the European Economic Area and assist employers to recruit workers from other countries within EEA

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12. December 2011

The labour market in November 2011

The unemployment in November 2011 was 7,1% or in average 11.348, which is 430 more than in October 2011 with 6,8%, but down from 7,7% in November 2010.

11. November 2011

The labour market in October 2011

The unemployment in October 2011 was 6,8% or in average10.918 unemployed which is 159 more than September 2011 with 6,6%.


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A specific proviso must be made in the evaluation of the unemployment rate, for example, about 20% included in the number of these figures are receiving part-time benefits.

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EURES helps German jobseekers find new opportunities in the Swiss countryside

Many vacancies in the tourism sector go unfulfilled each year – hence a new cooperation allowing German jobseekers to meet potential employers, with the help of EURES.
Text last edited on: 12/2010

EURES Estonia - forming partnerships to protect the rights of jobseekers

EURES Estonia and NGO MTÜ Living for Tomorrow have partnered up to protect mobile jobseekers against fraudulent and abusive employers.
Text last edited on: 11/2010

How language learning can lead to new opportunities

An ongoing cooperation between EURES in the Swedish-speaking Åland Islands and a Germany-based language school is allowing skilled, unemployed German jobseekers to gain practical experience in a beautiful location.
Text last edited on: 11/2010

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