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29-September-2009

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Final communiqué - Tackling the jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy response

Noting that significant action has already been taken at international and national levels to counteract the impacts of the downturn, Ministers welcomed the initial signs of economic recovery. However, they also underlined that they will have to deal with the consequences of high and persistent unemployment for some time after the recovery is well underway. They agreed that, in light of the severity of the recession, comprehensive and

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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.

23-September-2009

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Tackling the jobs crisis – OECD Employment and Labour Ministerial meeting, Paris - 28-29 September

Ministers from OECD countries and other key emerging economies, including Brazil, Chile, Russia and South Africa, will address the challenge of tackling the jobs crisis at the OECD Employment and Labour Ministerial meeting on September 28-29.

17-September-2009

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What are Equivalence Scales?

The needs of a household grow with each additional member but – due to economies of scale in consumption– not in a proportional way. With the help of equivalence scales each household type in the population is assigned a value in proportion to its needs.

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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: Korea

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that Korea’s unemployment rate may have peaked in June at 4.0%, since the July rate was slightly lower at 3.8%. The June rate represented a 1 percentage-point increase from its most recent trough in September 2008.

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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: Ireland

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that Ireland's unemployment rate is likely to rise further in coming months, and could even approach 15% by the end of 2010 if the recovery fails to gain momentum.

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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: Italy

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that the impact of the crisis on the labour market has been milder in Italy compared to a number of other OECD countries. In Italy, the unemployment rate reached 7.4% in March 2009, an increase of 0.8 percentage points compared to one year before.

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16-September-2009

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Rapporto OCSE sull’occupazione 2009: L'Italia

L’impatto della crisi sul mercato del lavoro italiano è stato fino a oggi moderato rispetto a molti altri paesi OCSE. Il tasso di disoccupazione ha raggiunto il 7,4% nel marzo 2009, con un incremento di 0,8 punti percentuali rispetto a un anno prima.

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16-September-2009

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OECD-Beschäftigungsausblick 2009: Deutschland

Die Arbeitslosigkeit ist in der gegenwärtigen Rezession in Deutschland bislang weniger stark gestiegen als zunächst befürchtet. Mit 7,7 Prozent lag sie im Juli 2009 deutlich unter den 8,4 Prozent im Jahr 2007 und nur einen halben Prozentpunkt höher als an ihrem Tiefpunkt im September 2008.

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16-September-2009

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Employment Outlook 2009 Country Notes: Germany

The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that unemployment in Germany has risen much less than initially expected and, at 7.7% in July, is still below the 2007 level of 8.4% and only about half a percentage point above its September 2008 trough.

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