Trade supports over 31 million jobs across Europe – Commission presents study

Today, the Commission presented its latest study on trade and jobs titled ‘EU Exports to the World: Effects on employment and income’. The study, which lists data per EU Member State shows that one in seven jobs in the EU depends on exports while these jobs tend to be higher paid. Between 1995 and 2011 EU employment supported by EU exports increased by 12.5 million jobs (+67%) to reach a total of 31.1 million jobs. This in-depth publication was jointly prepared by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Directorate General, and will be presented at an event hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. The publication uses the latest available data to provide a comprehensive and detailed set of indicators that shed light on the complex relationship between exports, employment, and income. Click here for more info.