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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Sweden

    During the crisis, Sweden’s unemployment rate increased by almost 3 percentage points, but part of this increase has now been reabsorbed. By July 2014, unemployment had fallen to 7.7%, well down from a peak of 8.9% in 2010.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014: Key findings for Italy

    According to the OECD’s May 2014 projections, Italy’s growth rate will remain sluggish in 2014 to pick up only a little in 2015. As a result, the unemployment rate has increased further to reach 12.6% in July 2014– 2.4 percentage points above the EU average – and only 55.5% of the working-age population was in employment.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Japan

    Japan’s unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2014 was 3.6%, just below its pre-crisis level of 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2007 and one of the lowest among OECD countries.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Australia

    Unemployment in Australia rose to a 12-year high in July of 6.4% (seasonally adjusted). While the short-term impact of the global financial crisis had been comparatively modest, the unemployment rate has been increasing steadily over the past two years (by 1.2 percentage points since July 2012), driven by declines in mining investment and slower growth in China.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Mexico

    After recording one of the strongest rates of growth in the OECD area (3.7%), economic growth in Mexico slowed down to 1.3% in 2013, and unemployment increased by 0.1 points (to 5.0% in Q2 2014). GDP growth is expected to return to rates of over 3% in 2014 and 2015, and unemployment is expected to decrease from 5.0% to 4.5% in Q4 2014.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key finding for Canada

    Canada did not suffer as much during the 2008-2009 global recession as most other countries and its economy has since rebounded sharply. The employment rate among workers aged 15-64 stood at 72.2% in the second quarter of 2014, 1.4 percentage points below its level at the start of the global financial crisis compared with 2.5 percentage points deficit at the worst point of the crisis.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Greece

    Despite moderate signs of recovery across many OECD countries in 2014, the unemployment rate in Greece remains stuck at close to its highest level since the onset of the economic crisis (27.2% as of May 2014). OECD projections suggest that the expected joblessness rate in Greece will remain high (around 27%) through to the end of 2015.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Austria

    At 5%, Austria’s unemployment rate is high in a historical perspective though still lower than in most OECD countries. The same is true for the youth unemployment rate, which at 10% is twice the level of the rate for the total labour force. While the employment rate in 2014 is above the rate before and during the crisis, the reversal in the increase in unemployment is yet to come.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    Jobs recovery to remain weak in 2015, says OECD

    Unemployment will remain well above its pre-crisis levels next year in most OECD countries, despite modest declines over the rest of 2014 and in 2015, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for the United Kingdom

    In the recession, the UK unemployment rate increased by 3 percentage points, but since 2012 – in common with the United States but in contrast with the Euro area – it has fallen back to near pre-crisis levels. The employment rate is now higher than the pre-recession level at around 73%, although this is exceeded by Germany among the G7 countries.

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