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  • 21-May-2015

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    Improving job quality and reducing gender gaps are essential to tackling growing inequality

    Income inequality has reached record highs in most OECD countries and remains at even higher levels in many emerging economies. The richest 10 per cent of the population in the OECD now earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10 per cent, up from 7:1 in the 1980s and 9:1 in the 2000s, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-May-2015

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: May 2015

    OECD unemployment rate nudges down to 6.9% in March 2015

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  • 6-May-2015

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    Focus on Minimum wages after the crisis: Making them pay (PDF, 12-pages)

    Three out of four OECD countries use minimum wages, and supporting low-wage earners is widely seen as important for promoting inclusive growth. This policy brief considers three aspects that are central for a balanced assessment of policy choices: The cost of employing minimum-wage workers, their take-home pay, and the number of workers affected.

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  • 4-May-2015

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    More and better jobs for an inclusive recovery

    The world is still repairing the damage done to employment prospects and social equality by the crisis. Governments are trying to create not just more jobs, but better jobs. A new OECD framework helps them to define what job quality means and to measure whether their policies are succeeding.

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  • 20-April-2015

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    Employment situation, fourth quarter 2014, OECD

    OECD employment rate increases to 65.9% in fourth quarter of 2014, 0.6 percentage point higher than one year before

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  • 13-April-2015

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: April 2015

    OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.0% in February 2015

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  • 27-March-2015

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    Promoting longer working lives is vital to improving Poland’s future prosperity

    Encouraging more people to work later in life would help Poland meet the challenges of a rapidly ageing population. The percentage of old to younger groups (defined as share of over 65s to people aged 20-64) is projected to nearly triple from 22% in 2012 to 63% in 2050, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-March-2015

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: March 2015

    OECD Unit Labour Costs rise by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014

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  • 13-March-2015

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    OECD Newsletter on Health, Employment, Migration and Social Affairs

    Read about the High-Level Policy Forum on Mental Health and Work. Find out how income inequality hurts economic growth. Equal pay for equal work - OECD's Monika Queisser looks at how pay for women has changed over the last 100 years. See the highlights from the High-Level Policy Forum on Migration.

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  • 10-March-2015

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    Youth employment and regional development must rank as top priorities in Tunisia to secure stability and prosperity

    Tunisia has made great strides since 2011 towards greater inclusivity and fairness in its political system, based on the rule of law, transparency and good governance.

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