Danes optimistic about future employment possibilities

Just seven percent believe that the job market will deteriorate

June 24th, 2014 10:45 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

When it comes to future job opportunities, the Danes are the most optimistic people in the EU, according to a Eurobarometer survey by the European Commission.

The survey showed that 48 percent of Danes believe the employment situation in Denmark will improve over the next 12 months, while just seven percent believe it will deteriorate.

“There’s a good reason for the Danes to be optimistic about the future,” Michael Svarer, a professor of economics at Aarhus University, told local council organisation publication Momentum.

“Despite still being in a recession, we expect that the market state will begin to improve, and that will generate up to 100,000 more jobs in Denmark.”

READ MORE: From famine to feast

Crisis ramifications
The Dutch were the second-most optimistic EU citizens, with 39 percent under the impression that their market would improve. In Sweden it was 35 percent, while the Germans were just 18 percent, below the EU average of 23 percent.

“We are more optimistic than the Swedes and Germans because they weren’t hit as hard by the financial crisis as the Danes were,” Svarer told Momentum.

Svarer contended that the employment increase potential in Denmark is thus greater than in many other nations.

As well as her research, Jessica Alexander’s findings are based on experience
Nordic nurture: I’d like to teach the world to bring up perfect progeny
Nordic cuisine, Nordic design, Nordic Noir – the list of successful cultu...
Syrian refugees and local residents pray before a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman
While we wait for the tsunami
Day-to-day reports of dead migrants, like the 71 found in a truck in Austri...
Lego: We are happy that we have again managed to develop exciting and fun experiences (photo: Lego Group)
Lego reports double-figure sales increase for first half of 2015
The construction toy titan Lego has delivered impressive interim accounts f...
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen cut the ribbon at the grand opening (photo: Rockwool)
Rockwool unveils half-billion-kroner factory in northern Jutland
Yesterday, the insulation giant Rockwool unveiled its newly-renovated produ...
An attack on August 30 may have led to civilian casualties (photo: Forsvaret.dk)
Danish fighters may have caused collateral damage
Danish Defence has revealed that a bombing raid in Iraq by its F-16 fighter...
Copenhageners woke up to  modified bike seats (photo: Eventforce )
Tissue manufacturer behind bicycle stunt
Were you one of the thousands of Danes who got an unexpected woolly bottom?...