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The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in December 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
In this paper we examine whether past labour market reforms aiming at reducing the rate of unemployment have raised its long-run volatility.
Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.
Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.0% in the third quarter of 2012, unchanged from the previous quarter and 0.2 percentage points higher than one year ago.
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This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.
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The well performing labour market has delivered low unemployment and relatively stable wage developments.
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The global crisis led to a smaller increase in the unemployment rate than in most other OECD countries as employment has been sustained through intensive use of reduced working time schemes.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in November 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area rose by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2012, driven by continued increases in labour compensation per unit of labour input.