Unemployment In Europe Expected To Stay High In Next 4 Years

While there are reasons for “cautious optimism” as the euro zone shows signs of economic recovery, high unemployment in the region will fall by just one percent in the next four years and in some areas it will spike before dipping, a new study finds.

Stubbornly high unemployment rates not only pose a real threat to the recovery, as consumer demand will remain subdued, but young people are also at risk of spending less time in employment, creating potentially “dire” consequences for businesses.

Unemployment in the euro zone is currently sitting close to a record high of 12 percent, and is forecast to fall at a very slow rate over the next two years before reaching 11 percent by 2018, according to the spring EY Eurozone Forecast (EEF).


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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