Joint Employment Report 2024

The Joint Employment Report (JER) by the European Commission and the Council monitors the employment situation in the Union and the implementation of the Employment Guidelines, in line with Article 148 of the TFEU. The report provides an annual overview of key employment and social developments in the Union and of Member States’ recent policy measures, in line with the Guidelines for the Employment Policies of the Member States. It also identifies related key priority areas for policy action. The 2024 JER maintains a strong focus on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, supported by the EU Leaders at the Porto Social Summit; they recognised that the Action Plan, presented by the Commission provides useful guidance on the implementation of the Pillar. This is done notably via thematic boxes covering key challenges in the areas of equal opportunities and access to the labour market, fair working conditions and social protection and inclusion, in light of the socio-economic outlook and most recent policy initiatives. The report monitors progress towards the 2030 EU headline targets on employment, skills, and poverty reduction welcomed by the EU leaders in Porto, and by the June 2021 European Council. For the first time, this edition reports on progress towards the 2030 national targets put forward by the Member States, as presented and discussed in the June 2022 EPSCO Council.