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  • 9-October-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: October 2014

    OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.3% in August 2014

  • 18-September-2014

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    Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs

    How can governments ensure that migration and free movement of workers contribute to meeting the labour market shortages that are expected to arise over the next 50 years? How can societies better use the skills of their migrants? What lessons can non-European OECD countries offer Europe, particularly regarding labour migration management? “Matching economic migration with labour market needs” addresses these questions.

  • 18-September-2014

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: September 2014

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area rose by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2014, compared with 0.9% in the previous quarter.

  • 18-September-2014

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    Employment and Skills Strategies in the United States

    How to stimulate growth and support job creation are two critical challenges that countries confront following the global financial crisis. The Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the OECD has developed international cross-comparative reviews on local job creation policies to examine the contribution of local labour market policy to boosting quality employment. Each country review examines the capacity of

  • 17-September-2014

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    Matching economic migration with labour market needs in Europe (Synthesis)

    This policy brief is a result of a joint European Commission and OECD research project over three years on Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs.

  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Indonesia

    The unemployment rate in Indonesia continues to trend downwards. At 5.7% in Q1 2014, Indonesia’s unemployment rate is considerably below the levels observed in 2007 (above 9%). It is also now well below the OECD average of 7.4%.

  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for South Africa

    The South African labour market continues to perform poorly compared to OECD and other G20 countries, and the global financial crisis appears to have worsened the situation.

  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for China

    During the global economic crisis, China’s unemployment rate (in urban areas) remained almost unchanged despite the slowdown in the real economy. The unemployment rate peaked at 4.3% in 2009, only 0.3 percentage points above the pre-crisis level, while the real GDP growth rate fell from 14.2% in 2007 to 9.2% in 2009.

  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Brazil

    The unemployment rate in Brazil continues its downward trend, despite a slowdown in GDP growth. At 4.9% (for urban areas), Brazil’s unemployment rate is considerably below the OECD average of 7.4%.

  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for New Zealand

    New Zealand was hit hard by the crisis but the economy has gained momentum and the labour market is improving. The employment rate has risen steadily in the past two years and has reached its historical pre-crisis high. Consequently, unemployment has fallen.

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