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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for France

    The unemployment rate stabilised in recent months in France, but remains very high, at 10.3% in July 2014 compared to 7.4% on average in the OECD area. Over the past couple of years, many countries have experienced a significant decline in unemployment, leaving France lagging behind in terms of labour market recovery from the global financial crisis.

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  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Portugal

    Portugal was hit hard by the global crisis and unemployment hit record levels but the unemployment rate has been declining since early 2013. In July 2014, 14% of the labour force was unemployed.

  • 29-July-2014

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    Productivity measurement with natural capital and bad outputs

    This paper presents a productivity growth measure that explicitly accounts for natural capital as an input factor and for undesirable goods, or “bads”, as an output of the production process.

  • 16-July-2014

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    Employment situation, first quarter 2014, OECD

    OECD employment rate rises for the fourth consecutive quarter to 65.6% in first quarter of 2014

  • 11-July-2014

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    Recent labour market reforms have yet to fulfil their promise, says OECD

    The UK labour market weathered the recent recession moderately well. After a relatively limited fall, total employment recovered and it recently reached 30 million for the first time, even if a number of the new jobs created are low productivity and low paid.

  • 9-July-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: July 2014

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.4% in May 2014

  • 19-June-2014

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: June 2014

    OECD Unit Labour Costs up 0.4% in the first quarter of 2014 as labour productivity falls

  • 11-June-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2014

    Modest decline in OECD unemployment rate in April 2014

  • 11-June-2014

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    Canada: Sustain inclusive growth by reducing housing market risks and overcoming specific skills shortages, says OECD

    Canada has experienced solid economic growth since the global crisis, allowing it to reverse recession-induced job losses and put federal public finances on a sound footing, says the OECD. Growth is expected to accelerate from 2.5% this year to 2.7% in 2015.

  • 22-May-2014

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    Employment dynamics, young businesses and allocative efficiency

    Business dynamics – entry and expansion of successful businesses, and the contraction and exit of the least productive ones – are at the core of the creative destruction process, resource reallocation and productivity growth. To address these issues, the OECD has embarked on the Dynamics of Employment ("DynEmp") project.

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