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  • 16-July-2014


    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


    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


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

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.4% in May 2014

  • 19-June-2014


    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


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

    Modest decline in OECD unemployment rate in April 2014

  • 11-June-2014


    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


    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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  • 14-May-2014


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

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.5% in March 2014

  • 22-April-2014

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    Ireland's action plan for jobs: A preliminary review

    The Irish government has taken resolute action to address the unemployment challenge, launching the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) initiative in early 2012. Drawing on the expertise and experience of OECD member countries, this preliminary review examines key aspects of the Action Plan for Jobs and highlights some key policy priorities to boost job creation.

  • 18-April-2014


    Northern Ireland, UK: Collaboration at local level is key towards matching skills to demand, says OECD

    Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.

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