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11-December-2012

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Australia’s unique approach to helping the unemployed has delivered good results but challenges remain, says OECD

Australia’s labour market reforms over the past 15 years have boosted employment and cut welfare benefit dependency.

16-July-2012

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Estimating equilibrium effects of job search assistance

This model shows that a large scale role out of the activation program decreases welfare, while a standard partial microeconometric cost-benefit analysis would conclude the opposite.

16-July-2012

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Ireland

Ireland’s workers suffered badly during the economic and financial crisis. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011. The situation was even more drastic for 15-24 year olds. The youth unemployment rate rose from 8.8% to just over 31% in the first half of 2012, with a substantial increase in the number of youth not working and not in education or training.

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16-July-2012

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for the United States

At 6.2% in July, the US unemployment rate is back where it was in September 2008 when the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers signalled an intensification of the recession that had already been underway since the end of 2007.

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12-July-2012

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OECD Employment Outlook 2012: chapter summaries

OECD Employment Outlook 2012: chapter summaries

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: United States

The US labour market continues its slow recovery from the 2008-09 recession, but the unemployment rate remains significantly higher than before the financial crisis

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: United Kingdom

The UK economy has been broadly flat over the past two years. Employment has risen slightly, while the unemployment rate has stayed close to 8%. Projections in the 2012 OECD Employment Outlook foresee some increase in the unemployment rate that could even reach 9% in 2013.

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Spain

Despite some decline in the number of registered unemployed in June, high levels of unemployment in Spain are set to persist in the short-run, given its weak economic growth prospects.

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Mexico

Mexico has experienced a stronger economic recovery than most other OECD countries accompanied by strong employment growth.

11-July-2012

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Briefing note for the OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Korea

The Korean labour market continues to perform well after a quick recovery from the global economic crisis. Korea’s unemployment rate was 3.2% in May 2012, 0.2% point lower than a year earlier, and nearly down to its pre-crisis level of 3.1%.

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