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Encouraging more people to work later in life would help the Netherlands meet its growing challenges of a rapidly ageing population and rising social spending, according to a new OECD report.
OECD employment rate at 65.3% in fourth quarter of 2013
Launch of OECD report on ageing and employment policies in the Netherlands - Press conference, The Hague, Wednesday 16 April 2014
OECD unemployment increases to 7.6% in February 2014
This conference on 9 April 2014 will provide an opportunity for a mutual sharing of good practice in fostering the better insertion of youth into the labour market through the development of quality apprenticeships. It would also seek to foster a greater commitment by countries to take action to introduce or strengthen apprenticeship initiatives and to take stock of the progress achieved.
Giving young people the skills and tools to find a job is not only good for their own prospects and self-esteem, it is also good for economic growth, social cohesion and widespread well-being. That’s why investing in youth must be a policy priority the world over. This page provides an overview of OECD work on the topic of youth.
Focused on the main theme of "Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies: Empowering people for jobs and growth", the 2014 Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) will take place at the OECD’s Paris Headquarters on 6-7 May 2014, under the Chairmanship of Japan, with the United Kingdom and Slovenia as Vice-Chairs.
Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area increased marginally (by 0.1%) in the fourth quarter of 2013, following two successive quarters of stability.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 7.6% in January 2014.
The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.