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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: France

Since the onset of the global crisis, unemployment rate in France increased by 2.1 percentage points between December 2007 and May 2010, a milder increase compared to the OECD average (2.8 percentage points).

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: Canada

Canada’s labour market is emerging from the global recession somewhat faster than most other advanced economies.

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: Ireland

After one of the most severe recessions in the OECD area the Irish economy is now stabilizing but the recession left significant scars in the labour market that will take time to heal.

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7-July-2010

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Perspectivas del Empleo 2010- Dónde se situa MEXICO?

La tasa de desempleo alcanzó el 5.7% en mayo 2010, con un incremento del 50% desde finales de 2007.

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: Germany

Despite a large output contraction in Germany, unemployment has barely budged. During the recession real GDP declined by -6.7%, substantially more than the average decline in the OECD area of -4.8%. But in spite of the sharp decline in output, employment and unemployment were relatively stable.&

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country notes: Korea (in Korean)

In a sharp contrast with other OECD countries, the unemployment rate in Korea has already returned to its pre-crisis level during the recovery. The Korean harmonised unemployment rate in May was 3.2%, as compared to 3.1% at the onset of the global financial crisis in December 2007.

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: Spain

Since the global economic crisis began at the end of 2007 more than 2.5 million workers have joined the ranks of the unemployed in Spain, out of a total of 4.6 million workers in the Euro area as a whole.

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7-July-2010

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Employment Outlook 2010 Country Notes: Mexico

Unemployment in Mexico reached 5.7% in May 2010, a 50% increase from the end of 2007. Although this is a substantial increase comparable to that in the OECD countries on average (48.3%), Mexico’s unemployment rate remains relatively low from an international perspective.

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7-July-2010

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Key employment statistics

The feature Key Employment Statistics allows cross-country comparisons on labour market indicators, outcomes, policies and institutions.

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7-July-2010

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How can labour market policies help promote a quick return to work?

"Cutting unemployment and fiscal deficits at the same time is a daunting challenge but it needs to be tackled head on. Despite signs of recovery in most countries, the risk remains that millions of people may lose touch with the labour market. High joblessness as the new normal can not be accepted and has to be tackled by a comprehensive policy strategy", said Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2010.

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