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21 March 2019

Data from Orbis used in EU job creation report

Francisco Fisher

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a Science for Policy report called Job Creation in Europe: A firm-level analysis using data from Orbis. The report is an empirical analysis of job creation in the EU. Researchers used Orbis to find firm-level employment data from 2004-2015.

Download the report (10.5 MB)    EU jobs creation report

Main findings

  • The "young SME" (small and medium-sized enterprises) category had the largest contribution to employment growth at 40%, while its share of employment was 15%
  • The report identifies challenges for SME job creation during their scaling-up developmental phase
  • High-growth firms (HGF) exhibited the largest incidence on total job creation at 60%
  • Firms borrowing for the first time reported an expected increase of net job creation rates by an average of 8% in the next 3 years

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A figure from the JRC report showing the share of size-age groups in job creation and destruction by countries.

 

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Francisco Fisher, Content Developer

Francisco is a content developer for Bureau van Dijk. He has spent more than a decade working as a writer, editor and content marketing specialist for tech-focused companies and publications.

Francisco is a content developer for Bureau van Dijk. He has spent more than a decade working as a writer, editor and content marketing specialist for tech-focused companies and publications.

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