Women were in the forefront of job creation in the European Union last year despite a slowing economy and continuing gender discrimination in the labour market, the European Commission said last weekend.
More than 60 percent of the two million new jobs created in the EU in 2001 were taken up by women, bringing the EU’s female employment rate up from 54 percent in 2000 to 54.9 percent in 2001, the European Union’s executive agency said. The EU’s success in creating new jobs last year despite a s...
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