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Joint Employment Report

Commission´s new proposal analyses the impact of COVID-19 on employment

The COVID-19 crisis has broken a six-year-long positive trend on the European labour market. About 6.1 million workers lost their jobs in the second quarter of 2020, and those Member States that had already experienced socioeconomic challenges before the pandemic are now more exposed to financial hardship.

The European Commission has presented its new Joint Employment Report proposal on the employment and social situation in Europe as part of the European Semester Autumn Package. This initial document, which was presented on 18 November at a press conference in Brussels with Commissioner Schmit, looks at key employment and social initiatives to help the Member States protecting workers, preserving jobs, and facilitating telework transition. The proposal also highlights how safe and well-adapted workplaces have become central during the pandemic and will remain key afterwards.

Read the full Proposal for a Joint Employment Report 2021 

Find the summary leaflet