EU target of >75% employment by 2020

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Less is more, right?

Europe 2020 – EU-wide headline targets for economic growth - European Commission


I'm still a fan of the EU, but less than before. So I'm further shaken by a "target" of 75% of 20-64 year olds being in work by 2020. That's like saying 25% unemployment is kind of acceptable.

Of course it was set low so that the target can be met. It's already there at 8.8% today. Only Greece and Spain come close to 25%: https://www.statista.com/statistics/268830/unemployment-rate-in-eu-countries/

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[h=3]The 5 targets for the EU in 2020[/h]
  • 1. Employment
    • 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed
  • 2. R&D
    • 3% of the EU's GDP to be invested in R&D
  • 3. Climate change and energy sustainability
    • greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990
    • 20% of energy from renewables
    • 20% increase in energy efficiency
  • 4. Education
    • Reducing the rates of early school leaving below 10%
    • at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education
  • 5. Fighting poverty and social exclusion
    • at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion
 


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Ireland's employment rate is only just above 60% as far as I know, although I think that incorporates a wider age range than 20-64. Still, we are far off 75% and will be by 2020 even if the economy continues to grow strongly.

There are always quite a lot of people who are neither employed or unemployed. Students, home carers etc.
 

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Automation will wipe out so many careers in years to come. I'm not a ludite but it is surely an area of concern.
 

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A lot of people will need to be taken out of the labour force in many EU countries in order for them to be able to make this target. The EU is in terminal decline and achieving this target is not at all realistic.
 

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I think the good Citizenry of Europe would settle for a %75 unemployment
rate amongst the overpaid, unelected, bureaucratic klepto elites of the E.U.
Europe is over, it's just a matter of how it happens.
 

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Less is more, right?

Europe 2020 – EU-wide headline targets for economic growth - European Commission


I'm still a fan of the EU, but less than before. So I'm further shaken by a "target" of 75% of 20-64 year olds being in work by 2020. That's like saying 25% unemployment is kind of acceptable.

Of course it was set low so that the target can be met. It's already there at 8.8% today. Only Greece and Spain come close to 25%: https://www.statista.com/statistics/268830/unemployment-rate-in-eu-countries/

Impressed?



[h=3]The 5 targets for the EU in 2020[/h]
  • 1. Employment
    • 75% of the 20-64 year-olds to be employed
  • 2. R&D
    • 3% of the EU's GDP to be invested in R&D
  • 3. Climate change and energy sustainability
    • greenhouse gas emissions 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990
    • 20% of energy from renewables
    • 20% increase in energy efficiency
  • 4. Education
    • Reducing the rates of early school leaving below 10%
    • at least 40% of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education
  • 5. Fighting poverty and social exclusion
    • at least 20 million fewer people in or at risk of poverty and social exclusion
I think we need to differentiate between "employed" and what counts as "unemployed". For example, in Ireland stay at home mothers (or indeed fathers, as this is libtard infested, PC-gone-mad, snowflakey p.ie :) ) are not counted among the unemployed, despite not being employed, if you see what I'm getting at here.
 

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The actual quality of employment is also an issue, I recently saw a job advertised for an accounts specialist (not a full accountant but somebody who would be skilled in a certain aspect of finance e.g. credit control etc), along with a qualification in accounts, the requirement was fluency in English and German and the job was based in Dublin! IMHO the remuneration for this job should be about €40K - 45K, the actual salary on offer was €21K!
It seems employers are in as strong a positon as ever to act the bollex and they are getting worse!
 

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Ireland's employment rate is only just above 60% as far as I know
How's that if the Government says the unemployment level is less than 10%?
 

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Capitalists don't want maximun employment of 100%. It would be chaos for them and would allow workers power at interviews or in their jobs to demand better wages as they could leave the job easier as jobs would be ubiquitous.

The idea of anyone can get a job if they want as there's so many, if true, would be a nightmare for the owners of production. I would love to see it. A bit payback for the knacker bosses.
 

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How's that if the Government says the unemployment level is less than 10%?
Ireland Employment Rate | 1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast
The employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. Latest figure: 65.4%
The unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. Latest figure: 7.2%

The gap presumably includes home-workers, students, Jobbridgers, those unable to work.

So a 75% target is not indicative of accepting 25% unemployment - it is in fact scary in the opposite way - forcing more working age families to be two-income to fund the aging population timebomb countries like Germany are facing.
 

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Automation will wipe out so many careers in years to come. I'm not a ludite but it is surely an area of concern.
Yeah... and with relentless population growth continuing... well... I guess there's only going to be mayhem ahead...

Already in Britain it is happening that farmers are investing in technology to replace the foreign workers they will lose due to Brexit as opposed to employing Brits...
 

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It seems that one part of the nEU empire is clueless about what the rest of the nEU empire is doing.

That announcement is a PR stunt.
 

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Automation will wipe out so many careers in years to come. I'm not a ludite but it is surely an area of concern.

Even tatie hokin'

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