The European Commission published on 20 September the autumn edition of the Employment and Social Developments in Europe Quarterly Review.

The report confirms that the Union’s labour market continues to break records, with 241.4 million people in employment in the EU during the second quarter of this year. It also finds that employment has been growing for 25 consecutive quarters, and since the start of the Juncker Commission 14.1 million jobs have been created.

In the first quarter of this year, permanent jobs increased by 2.5 million compared with the same quarter of last year. Self-employment was also on the rise, while the number of temporary employees went down.

The report concludes that unemployment in the EU has receded by 11 million people since its peak observed in 2013, and now stands at its lowest level ever recorded.