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Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.
Unemployment has fallen significantly prior to the crisis, not least due to past labour market reforms, and has remained surprisingly stable during this recession – both relative to past experience and vis à vis other OECD countries.
The potential growth rate of the economy has been low for a long time and the crisis has had a further adverse impact.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
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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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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.
The aim of the good practice workshop was to enable HEIs and policy makers from eastern Germany to exchange with each other and with participants from other countries around good practice in HEI entrepreneurship support, namely in entrepreneurship education and in start-up support.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Germany.