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Now that the European economy is starting to accelerate, the question is when we will start to see more pressures on wages in the business sector. The stronger economy will likely result in more job growth and baby boomers will increasingly retire, adding pressure to the labor market. On the other hand, the amount of unemployed is still very high and discouraged Europeans could return to look for work. Which effects are likely to prevail in the coming months and in what countries will we see these effects?
Gad Levanon, PhD
Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio
Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicators and analysis of the European economies.