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The UK economy has been broadly flat over the past two years. Employment has risen slightly, while the unemployment rate has stayed close to 8%. Projections in the 2012 OECD Employment Outlook foresee some increase in the unemployment rate that could even reach 9% in 2013.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Despite significant increases in spending on child care and education during the last decade, PISA scores suggest that educational performance remains static, uneven and strongly related to parents’ income and background.
This report summarises the analysis, findings and policy recommendations from the project on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development undertaken by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
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The economic recovery to date has reduced the UK unemployment rate only modestly from its 2010 peak and there is a risk that the fall in joblessness may stall.
This LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance thematic brochure reviews the experience of partnerships in different countries in addressing the implications of climate change and creating employment at local level.
Policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. This book provides concrete advice to policy makers at both national and local levels on how to better align policies, reduce duplication and waste, and “do more with less”.&
London 2012 is set to be one the most ambitious Olympic Games ever to have taken place. This publication highlights how London has set itself a unique challenge: to deliver a successful Olympic Games and to regenerate its most socio-economically challenged area of the city.
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The global economic crisis hit the UK economy and its labour market hard. The UK unemployment rate (ILO definition) rose by 2.8 percentage points since December 2007 to reach 7.9% in March 2010, an increase that is similar to the average rise for the OECD area.