OECD Home › Employment › More News
These country notes profile public sector human resource practices and policies, covering issues including legal frameworks; age and gender composition of workers; public sector restructuring; management practices; industrial relations and reforms.
The OECD unemployment rate was 7.9% in September 2012, broadly the same rate observed since January 2011.
The OECD area employment rate was 65.0% in the second quarter of 2012. This figure is 0.1 percentage point higher than in the previous quarter and 0.2 percentage point higher than one year ago.
The OECD unemployment rate was at 7.9% in August 2012, broadly the same rate observed since January 2011.
Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area rose by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2012, driven by continued increases in labour compensation per unit of labour input.
The OECD unemployment rate increased slightly to 8.0% in July 2012 compared with 7.9% in the previous month.
OECD Secretary-General assesses the employment challenges facing Europe and the policy responses urgently needed to put the continent back on a path of jobs-rich growth, at the Employment Policy Conference in Brussels.
The OECD area employment rate - defined as the proportion of people of working age (those aged 15 to 64) who are employed - was 64.9% in the first quarter of 2012.
Employment: OECD sees high jobless rates continuing - more must be done urgently to boost job creation and help jobseekers
The OECD area unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.9% in May 2012 compared with the previous month. While the rate has hovered around this level since January 2011, it remains 2.1 percentage points higher than the level recorded four years earlier.