Publications & Documents


  • 9-July-2015

    English

    Jobs outlook improving slowly but millions risk being trapped at bottom of economic ladder

    The jobs recovery is slowly gathering pace, but employment will remain well below pre-crisis levels in many countries, especially in Europe, through to the end of 2016, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-July-2015

    English, PDF, 582kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2015 - Key findings for New Zealand

    At 75%, the employment rate in New Zealand is the third highest among OECD countries and has been only marginally affected by the recent economic crisis.

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  • 7-July-2015

    English

    Back to Work: Canada - Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers

    Job displacement (involuntary job loss due to firm closure or downsizing) affects many workers over their lifetime. Displaced workers may face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less than in their prior jobs. Helping them get back into good jobs quickly should be a key goal of labour market policy. This report looks at how this challenge is being tackled in Canada. While the Canadian government uses several measures to prevent unnecessary layoffs, the focus is placed on assisting workers after they have lost their job via the Employment Insurance system and the core labour market programmes operated by the Provinces. Re-employment assistance tailored to meet the specific needs of displaced workers also plays a useful role, but needs to be reinforced so as to start the adjustment process earlier for workers receiving advance notice or a large severance payment and to reach  workers affected by small-scale displacements. Targeted programmes for older displaced workers with long-tenure who are hardest hit have yet to reach a large share of this group.

  • 7-July-2015

    English

    Canada could do more to help laid-off workers

    Canada should improve the support its employment services offer to help laid-off workers find a new job more quickly, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-July-2015

    English

    Displaced workers

    This series of reports provides new empirical evidence from a comparative perspective on the incidence of displacement and the risk displaced workers subsequently face of a long spell of unemployment and large wage losses when re-employed

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  • 6-July-2015

    English

    Government at a Glance

    Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

  • 5-July-2015

    English, PDF, 553kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2015 - Key findings for Ireland

    Ireland was hit hard by the financial crisis and the labour market has yet to fully mend. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011.

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  • 2-July-2015

    English, PDF, 1,872kb

    Entrepreneurship support for the unemployed in Slovenia

    This rapid policy assessment focused on supporting the unemployed in business creation and self-employment, notably the Measure for Commencing Commercial Activity or Self-employment is organised and promoted by the State Employment Agency.

  • 2-July-2015

    English, PDF, 2,150kb

    Youth Entrepreneurship support in Poland (doc)

    This rapid policy assessment focused on supporting the unemployed in business creation and self-employment, notably the Measure for Commencing Commercial Activity or Self-employment is organised and promoted by the State Employment Agency.

  • 2-July-2015

    English, PDF, 1,893kb

    Entrepreneurship support for the unemployed in Latvia (doc)

    This rapid policy assessment focused on supporting the unemployed in business creation and self-employment, notably the Measure for Commencing Commercial Activity or Self-employment is organised and promoted by the State Employment Agency.

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