The quarterly series 'Basic figures on the EU' presents the freshest Eurostat data on a small number of key indicators in the economic and social fields. Each issue is released during the second month of each quarter. The same content is available in a compact printed leaflet. [+]
Browsing, chatting, online shopping are among our everyday activities that use information and communication technologies (ICT), such as computers, laptops or smartphones. Nowadays, we spend a considerable part of our time online for various reasons, whether at work, at school or university, at home or on the move. Likewise, businesses operate within a digital environment: more and more they conduct business electronically with their partners and interact online with customers.
Statistics can help to better understand the challenges our digital society is facing. This is the aim of the new digital publication 'Digital economy & society in the EU'. By presenting easily understandable statistics on several ICT-related topics through texts, graphs, dynamic data visualisations and an animation, this new digital publication aims to provide answers in a user-friendly way to the most common questions asked by EU citizens on the digital economy and society. [+]
‘Migrant integration statistics’ presents different aspects of the European Union (EU) statistics on the integration of migrants. The successful integration of migrants into society in the host country is key to maximising the opportunities of legal migration and making the most of the contributions that immigration can make to EU development. In this publication, migrant integration is measured in terms of employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship in the host country. The analysis is based on 2015 statistics from the Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) and Eurostat’s migration statistics.
In addition, this publication provides an analysis on the labour market situation of migrants and their immediate descendants based on the outcomes of the 2014 ad-hoc module of EU-LFS. Data are presented for the European Union and its Member States as well as for the EFTA countries. [+]
Public health policies need reliable data on health status, health care use and health determinants from population surveys for all EU and EEA member states. The European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) is the instrument to collect such information. The corresponding methodological manual aims ensuring a high level of comparability of the survey results across countries.
The first wave of EHIS was conducted under a gentlemen’s agreement in 17 EU Member States between 2006 and 2009. The second wave of EHIS was conducted as a mandatory survey in all 28 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway between 2013 and 2015. The third wave of EHIS is planned for 2019, based on the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 2018/255 of 19 February 2018. This manual should serve as the handbook for more detailed planning and implementing EHIS wave 3 in EU and EEA member states. Conducting the survey according to the rules and recommendations described in these guidelines is crucial for ensuring harmonized and high quality data on health across Europe. [+]
Eurostatistics - Data for short-term economic analysis - shows the evolution of the economic activity in the European Union, euro area and Member States. This monthly review gives a synthetic picture of the macroeconomic situation in the recent past. It is based on Principal European Economic Indicators (PEEIs), complemented by some business cycle indicators. [+]
This report describes the problems with measuring working time coherently across countries in the European Labour Force Survey, with a special focus on actual working time in the reference week of the survey. The first part of the report gives a brief overview of the results for all EU member states, plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey. More in-depth case studies are provided for Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.
As working time is a key component of labour market statistics, Eurostat commissioned a task force to solve these comparability and measurement problems. The recommend improvements from the task force are also presented here. [+]
In this work we present a framework developed for the European Big Data Hackathon 2017. This framework is divided in two parts: an exploration part, which is aimed to better understand the EU global labour market and to capture its heterogeneity; and an inferential part, whose goal is to establish associations between characteristics of the EU labour market and indicators designed to capture important aspects of the labour market (i.e. Skills mismatch, Mobility and Emigration). For the exploration part, we developed the concept of Labour Market Attractiveness, which consists of a combination of socio-economic and demographic variables from Eurostat datasets. Using data mining techniques, such as social networks and clustering analysis, we showed that this combined set consistently captured the country-level heterogeneity in the EU, forming well-defined clusters. For the inferential part, we used model selection analysis and weighted network correlation analyses to establish associations between the characteristics of the EU labour market and the labour market indicators. We argue that the combination of both exploration and inferential parts can disentangle the complex dynamics of the EU labour market and help setting effective policies to tackle typical problems of a fast-changing global labour market environment. [+]
Manual sobre la compilación de estadísticas sobre actividades económicas ilegales en cuentas nacionales y balanza de pagosen Estadisticas
The present Handbook represents the first comprehensive overview of conceptual and practical issues related the compilation of statistics on illegal economic activities (IEAs) in national accounts (NA) and balance of payments (BOP).
Estimating the extent or the value of IEAs is clearly problematic because a direct observation is often out of question. However, statistical institutions and data users have increasingly recognised the need for comprehensive, reliable and internationally available information on IEAs in NA and BOP. Therefore, the purpose of this Handbook is to provide a common definition of IEAs and guidance for collecting and compiling IEA statistics, in a consistent and coordinated way. The aim is also to contribute to improved collection and compilation and to a greater understanding of IEA transactions.
This Handbook is the result of the joint work of the members of the Task Force on the Recording of IEAs in NA and BOP, consisting of experts from the European Commission, European national statistical institutes and central banks, as well as UNODC, ECB, OECD and European Parliament - European Parliamentary Research Service. [+]
This leaflet is the 2nd edition of a compact guide on sport statistics available at Eurostat. The statistics presented here are derived from different EU data collections such as employment and international trade. In addition, this edition provides the most recent data on attending live sport events and practising physical activity. [+]
Encuesta de población activa en la UE, países candidatos y EFTA. Características principales de las encuestas nacionales 2016en Estadisticas
The present report describes the main characteristics of the Labour Force Surveys in the 28 Member States of the European Union, as well as two Candidate Countries and three EFTA countries in 2016. All these countries provide Eurostat with LFS micro-data for publication. The aim of this report is to provide users with the means to accurately interpret the LFS results by providing information regarding the technical features of the Labour Force Surveys carried out in these countries. [+]