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N. Sousa (), José Rueda-Cantuche (), Iñaki Arto () and V. Andreoni
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N. Sousa: DG Trade, http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/policy-making/analysis/#_notes
V. Andreoni: JRC

No 2012-2, DG TRADE Chief Economist Notes from Directorate General for Trade, European Commission

Abstract: This note provides an overview of the employment impact of exporting activity in the EU. We find that the exports of goods and services to the rest of the world supported around 25 million jobs in Europe in 2007 (an increase of 3 million since 2000). Two main additional insights stand out from this analysis: the importance of the complementary relation between the Single Market and external trade for job creation in Europe, and the “servicification” of the employment supported by exports.

Keywords: EU trade; employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 20 pages
Date: 2012-03-22
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