Interactive Research


European Employment Barometer

Staffing Industry Analysts             World Employment Confederation

SIA is delighted to provide this interactive research tool in collaboration with the World Employment Confederation. Our European Employment Barometer provides users with the capability to interactively drill through various levels of data – filter, sort, and download.

This tool provides an overview of key labour market indicators relevant to the staffing, recruitment and workforce solutions industry in Europe. The dashboard shows quarterly labour market trends in 33 different countries, from Q2 2016 until the latest data release.

Data Sources and Analyses

Data collated from Eurostat’s most recent labour market survey findings on Total Employment provide us with insights into various areas such as:

  • Y/Y change in total employment
  • Part-time workers as a percentage of total employment
  • Employment rate
  • Unemployment-to-employment transition

We review Temporary Employment metrics by looking at the number of temporary employees per country and compared to a European average. Other areas we focus on are:

  • Temporary employees as a percentage of total employees
  • Temporary employees by length of contracts
  • Temporary employees by education
  • Temporary employees by occupation, and
  • Temporary employees by economic activity

The data in the Agency Work tab is provided directly by European staffing associations as part of our partnership with the World Employment Confederation. This data shows business trends in the temporary agency work sector in 12 countries, from Q2 2016 to the latest data release. We also provide a unique set of correlations between temporary agency work indicators and other economic factors to illustrate the impact, or not, of wider economic trends on temporary agency work.

With the Gig economy and human cloud landscape playing an ever-increasing role in the workforce solutions ecosystem, new to this quarter, our Barometer will now include statistics regarding online freelance labour. The Online Labour Index (OLI) from the Oxford Internet Institute is the first economic indicator that provides an online gig economy equivalent of conventional labour market statistics. It measures the supply and demand of online freelance labour across countries and occupations by tracking the number of projects and tasks across platforms in real time.

European Employment Barometer Interactive Tool


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