Thursday, April 10, 2014


[IWS] Eurostat: In EU28, 10 MILLION PART-TIMERS ARE UNDEREMPLOYED....[10 April 2014]

IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



European Commission



Press Release 10 April 2014

Labour Force Survey 2013

In the EU28, 10 million part-timers are underemployed…

and 11 million persons considered as a potential additional labour force


The EU28 population aged 15 to 74 can be classified into three groups: in 2013, these were 216.4 million persons

in employment, 26.2 million unemployed and 137.2 million economically inactive. Among those in employment,

43.7 million were part-time workers, of which 9.9 million (23% of part-time workers) are underemployed1

, meaning

they wished to work more hours and were available to do so.

Among the economically inactive population (those persons neither employed nor unemployed), there were 9.3

million persons aged 15 to 74 available to work, but not seeking2

and 2.2 million seeking work, but not available3


the EU28 in 2013. While not part of the economically active population, both groups have a certain attachment to

the labour market and could be considered as a potential additional labour force of 11.5 million persons, equivalent

to 4.7% of the labour force4


This information comes from an article5

published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union,

based on the 2013 results of the European Labour Force Survey.




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