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Korea should strengthen its social safety net and improve support for laid-off workers to help them find a new job more quickly, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate has launched in September 2008 a series of seminars open to both external and internal speakers. It is intended to be an informal forum for discussion of policy-oriented empirical research work among policy-makers, academics and OECD staff.
Australia’s labour market reforms over the past 15 years have boosted employment and cut welfare benefit dependency.
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Scoreboard for youth aged 15-24, 2001 and 2011
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This model shows that a large scale role out of the activation program decreases welfare, while a standard partial microeconometric cost-benefit analysis would conclude the opposite.
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The Italian economy remains stuck in recession and unemployment may rise further.
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Employment rates in Japan have remained stable in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
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Australia’s labour market continues to perform well in comparison with other major developed countries.
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The labour market recovery is far from complete in the United States, but it continues to outpace that seen in many European countries
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The Mexican labour market has performed better than those of most other OECD countries. However, the unemployment rate remains above its pre-crisis level, even if still well below the OECD average.