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    Employment rate, by sex, age group 20-64

    The employment rate is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 20 to 64 in employment by the total population of the same age group. The indicator is based on the EU Labour Force Survey.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Low wage earners as a proportion of all employees (excluding apprentices): by educational attainment

    Low-wage earners are defined as those employees earning two thirds or less of the national median gross hourly earnings in a particular country.
    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Wages_and_la...
    Retrieved: 26 January 2015

    Unemployment rate by sex and age groups - annual average, %

    Unemployed persons are all persons 15 to 74 years of age (16 to 74 years in ES, IT and the UK) who were not employed during the reference week, had actively sought work during the past four weeks and were ready to begin working immediately or within two weeks.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/DE/tsdec450_esmsip.htm
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

    "Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP."

    Employment in industry (% of total employment)

    People who work for public or private employers and receive remuneration in wages, salaries, commission, tips, etc. working in industry and includes mining and quarrying, manufacturing, construction and public utilities.
    (Source: WorldBank, http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SL.IND.EMPL.ZS, retrieved 2-2-2015)

    Job vacancy rate

    A job vacancy is defined as a newly created, unoccupied, or about to become vacant, post. The job vacancy rate (JVR) measures the proportion of total posts that are vacant expressed as a percentage as follows:
    JVR = number of job vacancies * 100 / (number of occupied posts + number of job vacancies)
    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Long-term unemployment (% of total unemployment)

    Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SL.UEM.LTRM.ZS
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Turnover in eco-industries

    The indicator calculates the share of the Eco-industry turnover of total GDP.

    Data for 2004 are taken from the Ernst&Young Study (2006): Eco-industry, its size, employment, perspectives and barriers to growth in an enlarged EU",
    Data for 2008 comes from Ecorys et al. (2009): "Study on the Competitiveness of the EU eco-industry"
    Data for 2012 is based on Thomson One database.

    Retrieved from, http://database.eco-innovation.eu/indicators/view/288/1, 26.3.2014