Structural Unemployment in Europe: A Bird’s-Eye View

  • Karl-Heinz Paqué
Conference paper


This paper is the opening statement in a conference on European labour markets. As such, it takes a broad view and seeks to lay the ground for further discussion. With this task in mind, I will refrain from presenting any piece of original research that would necessarily divert attention from the broad picture toward some rather narrowly defined technical subject. I will rather try to make a rough-and-ready stocktaking of what the profession knows about structural or non-cyclical unemployment in Europe and what, on the basis of this knowledge, can or should be done about it.


Labour Market Unemployment Rate Employment Growth Unemployed Person Structural Unemployment 
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