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  • 25-September-2013

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    Local strategies for youth employment: a LEED Project

    Endorsing the OECD’s Action Plan for Youth at the OECD’s annual Ministerial Meeting in Paris in May 2013, ministers underlined the need to focus attention on the most disadvantaged youth.

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  • 19-September-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: September 2013

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in OECD countries fell 0.2% in the second quarter of 2013 as labour productivity growth (0.4%) outpaced a rise in labour compensation (0.2%).

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  • 19-September-2013

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    Improving school-to-work transitions in New Zealand

    The NZ labour market is among the most flexible in the OECD, and outcomes for its young people have been among the best. However, labour-market opportunities are heavily determined by initial education, where New Zealand’s system is also successful and innovative in many ways.

  • 10-September-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: September 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 7.9% in July 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.

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  • 18-July-2013

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    Labour Activation, Equity and Inclusion

    While unemployment is gradually declining in the United States, Mexico and Japan, it is increasing in the Euro area. In emerging economies, tackling low paid employment in insecure jobs with little social protection remains a key challenge.

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  • 17-July-2013

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    OECD, ILO call on G20 labour ministers to reinforce cooperation

    Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013

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  • 16-July-2013

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    Tackling the social tragedy of unemployment

    This report comes at a crucial time, as the economic recovery remains hesitant and uneven, and when over 48 million people are still out work in the OECD area. Unemployment is a social tragedy that we urgently need to address.

  • 16-July-2013

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    Unemployment set to remain high in OECD countries through 2014 – youth and low-skilled hit hardest

    Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 16-July-2013

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    Employment situation, first quarter 2013, OECD

    The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.1% in the first quarter of 2013, unchanged from the previous quarter, and 0.2 percentage point higher than one year ago. This was still 1.4 percentage points below the level recorded in the second quarter of 2008, the quarter preceding the start of the global financial crisis.

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  • 15-July-2013

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    Jobs for youth

    More than five years on from the financial crisis, joblessness among young people remains alarmingly high in many OECD countries. The issue will be on the agenda of G20 labour ministers when they meet in Moscow.

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