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  • 3-September-2014

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    Jobs recovery to remain weak in 2015, says OECD

    Unemployment will remain well above its pre-crisis levels next year in most OECD countries, despite modest declines over the rest of 2014 and in 2015, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for the United Kingdom

    In the recession, the UK unemployment rate increased by 3 percentage points, but since 2012 – in common with the United States but in contrast with the Euro area – it has fallen back to near pre-crisis levels. The employment rate is now higher than the pre-recession level at around 73%, although this is exceeded by Germany among the G7 countries.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Turkey

    The OECD Employment Outlook 2014 finds that while the impact of the global crisis was initially severe for Turkey, it was shorter than in the rest of the OECD area and there was a much sharper rebound. The unemployment rate was 9.1% in the first quarter of 2014 in Turkey, still above the OECD average (7.3%), but lower than in the pre-crisis period (9.4% in Q4 2007).

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Germany

    In Germany, employment continues to grow and the employment rate is now among the highest in the OECD (73.4% in the first quarter of 2014). Consequently, unemployment has fallen to 5.1% (ILO definition) in in the second quarter of 2014– well below the OECD average of 7.4% and less than half of the Euro area’s average at 11.6%.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Korea

    Korea is still one of the countries with the lowest unemployment rate in the OECD countries – 3.7% in the second quarter of 2014. Nonetheless, Korea’s labour market has some structural challenges, one of which has been a relatively low employment rate, implying that the size of the inactive population is large.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Switzerland

    Switzerland has high employment rates and low unemployment. The overall employment rate remained stable since the start of the crisis and stands at 79% (first quarter of 2014), the second highest in the OECD after Iceland, well above the OECD average of 65.6%. As for unemployment, among OECD countries only Japan, Korea, and Norway have lower unemployment rates.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for France

    The unemployment rate stabilised in recent months in France, but remains very high, at 10.3% in July 2014 compared to 7.4% on average in the OECD area. Over the past couple of years, many countries have experienced a significant decline in unemployment, leaving France lagging behind in terms of labour market recovery from the global financial crisis.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Portugal

    Portugal was hit hard by the global crisis and unemployment hit record levels but the unemployment rate has been declining since early 2013. In July 2014, 14% of the labour force was unemployed.

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  • 15-July-2014

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    Connecting People with Jobs - Activation Policies in the United Kingdom

    This report examines recent activation policies in the United Kingdom aimed at moving people back into work. It offers insight into how countries can improve the effectiveness of their employment services and also control spending on benefits. The United Kingdom's policies have helped limit the rise in unemployment during the crisis. It has been at the forefront of reform efforts by OECD countries to transform and modernise

  • 18-June-2014

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    The 2012 Labour Market Reform in Spain - A Preliminary Assessment

    This report provides an initial evaluation of the comprehensive reform of the Spanish labour market undertaken in 2012. It describes the key components of the 2012 reform and places them in the context of the evolution of labour market institutions in other OECD member countries, with a particular focus on collective bargaining and employment protection legislation. The report also assesses the impact of the reform on the ability

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