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24-February-2010

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Denmark should increase support for youth amid rising unemployment, says OECD

Denmark’s dynamic youth labour market and well-developed activation strategy have helped young people weather the current recession better than their peers in most OECD countries.

3-February-2010

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At what age do people currently retire in OECD countries? How long do people spend in retirement? Find these statistics on OECD's Factblog.

20-January-2010

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Reforming education and raising employment key to Israel’s long-term economic growth

Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to the OECD.

7-December-2009

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US should increase spending to help young people amid rising unemployment, says OECD

The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.

23-November-2009

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Poland should act quickly to improve job prospects for young people, says OECD

Young Poles have been hit hard by the jobs crisis. To help them, a new OECD report on Poland says that the government should invest more in vocational training schemes, and temporarily cut the cost of employing low-skilled school-leavers.

29-September-2009

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Kommuniqué – Die Beschäftigungskrise bewältigen: Die Reaktion der Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialpolitik

In der Erkenntnis, dass auf internationaler wie nationaler Ebene bereits erhebliche Maßnahmen ergriffen wurden, um den Auswirkungen des Abschwungs entgegenzuwirken, begrüßten die Minister die ersten Anzeichen einer wirtschaftlichen Erholung. Sie betonten jedoch auch, dass sie auch nach Etablierung des Aufschwungs noch länger mit der Bewältigung der Folgen in Form von hoher und dauerhafter Arbeitslosigkeit konfrontiert sein werden. Sie

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29-September-2009

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Beyond the crisis: what is the jobs potential of shifting towards a low-carbon economy?

Speaking at the meeting of the employment and labour ministers, Mr. Gurría affirmed that the current crisis offers an opportunity to discuss the jobs potential of a shift towards a low-carbon economy and what policies are needed to realise the potential of the "green jobs".

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29-September-2009

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Final communiqué - Tackling the jobs crisis: the labour market and social policy response

Noting that significant action has already been taken at international and national levels to counteract the impacts of the downturn, Ministers welcomed the initial signs of economic recovery. However, they also underlined that they will have to deal with the consequences of high and persistent unemployment for some time after the recovery is well underway. They agreed that, in light of the severity of the recession, comprehensive and

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28-September-2009

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Preventing the jobs crisis from casting a long shadow

Opening the Labour and Employment ministerial meeting 2009, Mr. Gurría talked of the need to tackle the jobs crisis and to prevent persistent unemployment from casting a long shadow over people’s welfare and from damaging the social fabric of our countries.

25-September-2009

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G20 Summit: Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

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