Data External Resource

Labour Market Reforms Database (LABREF)


The Labour Market Reforms Database (LABREF) offers comprehensive information on enacted legislation, public acts and important collective labor agreements.

LABREF reports on nine policy areas:
- Labor Taxation
- Unemployment benefits
- Other welfare-related benefits
- Active labor market policies
- Job Protection (EPL)
- Early Withdrawal
- Wage Setting
- Working Time
- Immigration/Mobility

The LABREF database is managed by the European Commission in cooperation with the Employment Committee (EMCO). The aim of the project (started in 2005) is to improve the understanding of labor market institutions as part of the economic policy analysis for Member States, as well as to support the work carried out in the framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

To learn more about LABREF, see:

Type of Database

Policy database

Type of Data