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  • 24-November-2009

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    Activation Policies in Finland (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 98, 2009)

    This report examines the performance of the Public Employment Service (PES) and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Finland. It covers the role of the key actors, the placement function of the PES ...

  • 23-November-2009

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    Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes: POLAND

    OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Poland. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.

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  • 28-September-2009

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    Preventing the jobs crisis from casting a long shadow

    Opening the Labour and Employment ministerial meeting 2009, Mr. Gurría talked of the need to tackle the jobs crisis and to prevent persistent unemployment from casting a long shadow over people’s welfare and from damaging the social fabric of our countries.

  • 16-September-2009

    English, Excel, 309kb

    Policy Brief: In-Work Poverty: What can Governments do?

    While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.

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  • 16-September-2009

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    Policy Brief: Helping Workers Weather the Economic Storm

    The world economy is in a severe economic downturn with potentiallydire consequences for workers and their families. The ultimate dimensionsof this crisis are not yet known, but it is already clear that it will be thedeepest recession of the post-war era for the OECD area.

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  • 31-July-2009

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    OECD Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting: Tackling the Jobs Crisis, 28-29 September 2009

    The OECD Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting: Tackling the Jobs Crisis will be held at OECD in Paris on 28-29 September 2009. It will be preceded by a Policy Forum the morning of 28 September.

  • 28-July-2009

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    OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Slovenia

    This report analyses the main challenges for labour market and social policies in Slovenia and considers the available policy options from the perspective of OECD countries' experience. Slovenia has one of the most equal income distributions in the world and a tradition of social dialogue. However, its unemployment insurance and employment service system are not sufficient to deal effectively with the present economic crisis and the

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  • 28-July-2009

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  • 26-June-2009

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    The jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy responses

    Speaking at the G8 Summit Consultation with Social Partners in Rome on 26 June 2009, Mr Gurría urged the G8, BIAC, TUAC and OECD to join forces to help governments make the best use of labour market and social policies.

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  • 23-June-2009

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    Unemployment in OECD countries to approach 10% in 2010, says OECD

    Unemployment in OECD countries will continue to rise well into 2010, with the average unemployment rate approaching 10%, up from 7.8% in April, according to new OECD projections.

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