Employment

Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work

The OECD Jobs Strategy

Published on December 04, 2018

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The labour markets of OECD and emerging economies are undergoing major transformations. The widespread slow-down in productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality in many countries are coupled with structural changes linked to the digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes. These deep and rapid transformations raise new challenges for policy makers. The aim of the new OECD Jobs Strategy is to help countries addressing these challenges. It provides detailed policy recommendations across a broad range of policy areas. The new Jobs Strategy, in particular, goes beyond job quantity and considers job quality and inclusiveness as central policy priorities, while emphasising the importance of resilience and adaptability for good economic and labour market performance in a changing world of work. The key message is that flexibility-enhancing policies in product and labour markets are necessary but not sufficient. Policies and institutions that protect workers, foster inclusiveness and allow workers and firms to make the most of ongoing changes are also needed to promote good and sustainable outcomes.

SUMMARIESavailable in 8 languages

English Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in English)
French Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in French) Des emplois de qualité pour tous dans un monde du travail en mutation
Spanish Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in Spanish) Buenos empleos para todos en un mundo laboral cambiante
German Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in German) Gute Arbeitsplätze für alle in einer sich wandelnden Arbeitswelt
Japanese Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in Japanese) 変化する労働環境における万人にとって良い仕事とは
Italian Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in Italian) Posti di lavoro di qualità per tutti in un mondo del lavoro in mutamento
Chinese Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in Chinese) 在变化的职场中,人人都有好工作
Portuguese Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work (Summary in Portuguese) Bons empregos para todos num mundo de trabalho em mudança

overview and main findings

 

key country findings 

 

DATA

See below a dashboard of labour market performance in terms of job quantity, job quality, inclusiveness, resilience and adaptability

 

 

further reading: The OECD Jobs strategy