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  • 11-February-2020

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: February 2020

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.1% in December 2019

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  • 20-January-2020

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    Employment situation, OECD, third quarter 2019

    OECD employment rate increases slightly in the third quarter of 2019

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  • 15-January-2020

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: January 2020

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.1% in November 2019

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  • 10-December-2019

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: December 2019

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.2% in October 2019

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  • 18-November-2019

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    Revamp collective bargaining to prevent rising labour market inequalities in rapidly changing world of work

    Collective bargaining and worker’s voice are key labour rights but can also improve labour market performances, according to new OECD findings. Yet both these rights are under pressure from the general weakening of labour relations in many countries and the rise of new and often precarious forms of employment, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 29-October-2019

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    Investing in Youth: Korea

    The series Investing in Youth builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. It covers both OECD countries and key emerging economies. The report on Korea presents new results from a comprehensive analysis of the situation of young people in Korea, exploiting various sources of survey-based and administrative data. It provides a detailed assessment of education, employment and social policies in Korea from an international perspective, and offers tailored recommendations to help improve the school-to-work transition. Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016), Japan (2017), Norway (2018), and Finland and Peru (2019).
  • 28-October-2019

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    Rejuvenating Korea: Policies for a Changing Society

    Korean families are changing fast. While birth rates remain low, Koreans are marrying and starting a family later than ever before, if at all. Couple-with-children households, the dominant household type in Korea until recently, will soon make up fewer than one quarter of all households. These changes will have a profound effect on Korea’s future. Among other things, the Korean labour force is set to decline by about 2.5 million workers by 2040, with potential major implications for economic performance and the sustainability of public finances. Since the early 2000s, public policy has changed to help parents reconcile work and family commitments: Korea has developed a comprehensive formal day-care and kindergarten system with enrolment rates that are now on par with the Nordic countries. Korea also has one year of paid parental leave for both parents, but only about 25% of mothers and 5% of fathers use it, as workplace cultures are often not conducive to parents, especially fathers, taking leave. Cultural change will take time, but this review suggests there also is a need for additional labour market, education and social policy reform to help Koreans achieve both work and family aspirations, and contribute to the rejuvenation of Korean society.
  • 15-October-2019

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    Employment situation, OECD, second quarter 2019

    OECD employment rate stable at 68.7% in the second quarter of 2019

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  • 9-October-2019

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: November 2019

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.2% in September 2019

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  • 9-October-2019

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: October 2019

    OECD unemployment rate down to 5.1% in August 2019

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