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Even though the economic recovery has been underway in Japan since early 2009, the unemployment rate in May 2010 was 5.2% which is still 1.4 percentage points higher than the unemployment rate prior to the global financial crisis.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The rapidly developing Southeast Asia region is confronted with significant labour market challenges. This initiative aims to address the issues of employment and skills, especially through an interaction platform for members.
As attention shifts to fiscal consolidation, sustaining output growth will depend increasingly on private domestic demand, requiring reforms, particularly in the labour market and the non-manufacturing sector.
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The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that Japan has experienced sizeable job losses during the global economic downturn. In July, the unemployment rate reached a record high level of 5.7%, two percentage points higher than at the end of 2007.
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 Japan.
This book contains recommendations for national and local policy makers and presents a set of international best practices for social enterprises.
Young people in Japan are finding it increasingly hard to get stable jobs and the Japanese authorities should expand vocational training schemes and increase social security coverage for young non-regular workers in order to help them.
This report provides valuable insights into how labour policies can be expanded to meet economic development and social cohesion goals, while also reconciling national and local concerns...