Publications & Documents


12-February-2013

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Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: February 2013

The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in December 2012, unchanged from the previous month.

6-February-2013

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Do policies that reduce unemployment raise its volatility? Evidence from OECD countries

In this paper we examine whether past labour market reforms aiming at reducing the rate of unemployment have raised its long-run volatility.

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6-February-2013

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Investing efficiently in education and active labour market policies in Slovakia

In Slovakia, educational outcomes are below the OECD average and are too dependent on the socioeconomic background of students.

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4-February-2013

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Labour migration: Germany is open to graduates but immigration is difficult for medium-skilled workers

Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.

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30-January-2013

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Apprenticeships in London: Boosting Skills in a City Economy with Comment on Lessons from Germany

The London Apprenticeship Campaign was launched in 2010 to boost the number of apprentices in London. It was developed as part of an ongoing policy focus to tackle long-standing skill shortfalls in the city, shortages which have been constraining employment, social opportunity and productivity.

29-January-2013

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Summary record - Workshop on “Skills Development for SMEs and Entrepreneurship” (28 November 2012, Copenhagen)

This is the summary record of the Workshop on “Skills Development for SMEs and Entrepreneurship” which took place in Copenhagen on 28 November 2012.

29-January-2013

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Belgium should be more proactive in tackling mental health issues in the workplace, says OECD

Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.

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29-January-2013

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The US labour market recovery following the great recession

Although job creation has improved, since the end of the 2007-08 recession, the effects of the recession on the labour market remain severe.

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29-January-2013

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Long-term growth scenarios

This paper presents the results from a new model for projecting growth of OECD and major non-OECD economies over the next 50 years as well as imbalances that arise.

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16-January-2013

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Why do Russian firms use fixed-term and agency work contracts?

This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.

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