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"Cutting unemployment and fiscal deficits at the same time is a daunting challenge but it needs to be tackled head on. Despite signs of recovery in most countries, the risk remains that millions of people may lose touch with the labour market. High joblessness as the new normal can not be accepted and has to be tackled by a comprehensive policy strategy", said Angel Gurría at the launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2010.
Key employment statistics: Sources, definitions and related studies
G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.
OECD Secretary-General outlines the steps governments should take to boost job creation and reduce unemployment as the global economy strengthens.
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The integration of the children of immigrants – both those born in the host country (the "second generation") and those who arrived young enough to be educated in the host country – is of growing policy relevance for OECD countries. This technical seminar proceedings sheds light on the issues involved in the labour market integration of the children of immigrants, and discusses policy answers and good practices.
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.
The short-term labour market outlook is not rosy and countries face a serious risk of a “jobless recovery”, said the Secretary-General at the G20 employment ministers' meeting in Washington. He added that ensuring high unemployment does not persist for too long is a key objective.
The key tables on employment and labour markets include employment, unemployment indicators as well as data on average annual working time and public expenditure on active labour market policies. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
In his remarks to the Central Bank of Greece, Mr. Gurría offered the OECD support, expertise, and policy experience to help Greece modernise its economy and put it on a path of sustained growth.