This target measures the employment level within the 20-64 year age cohort in Europe. The target for 2020 is that 75% of all those aged between 20-64 will be employed.
Irish Context
The current (2010) EU27 average is 69% which means a percentage increase of 6% is required by 2010. The Republic of Ireland is currently below the EU27 average at 67% having decreased shaprply from a high of 74% in 2007.