Benchmarking Working Europe puts workers’ concerns at the centre of its analysis and policy proposals. The four chapters tackle the areas of economic growth, labour market changes, wage developments and workers’ participation to provide a comprehensive picture of where we are today in the fight for a more socially equitable and just Europe. This year’s edition looks at the current state of affairs regarding the characteristics of the recovery, the sustainability of output growth, the distribution of growth gains, the quantity and quality of jobs, and the cause of achieving greater democracy at work.



The chapters in this year’s edition of Benchmarking Working Europe highlight that while progress has been made in many areas over the past couple of years, structural flaws remain and clear warning signs in the economic cycle cannot be ignored, particularly considering the importance of ensuring a just transition to a low-carbon and digital economy.