Jobs provide most people with their main source of income, should they not be in a lucky position to earn more in terms of capital revenues. But being employed is also about social inclusion.
Germany has been quite successful in riding out the eurozone's economic weakness after the global financial crisis. It boasts a very robust labor market, with unemployment at record-low levels. Others have had to struggle more. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
With a big boost expected for his new party in the second round of France's parliamentary elections, President Emmanuel Macron has wasted no time in announcing a reform agenda. But French history is littered with reforms that failed against entrenched resistance.