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Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.
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.
During his official visit to India, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will participate in an interactive session with Indian industrialists to discuss the global economic situation, the outlook for the Indian economy and the OECD-India cooperation.
Today many local communities are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. The event gathered representatives of ministries responsible for regional development and employment from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and selected OECD countries to exchange on approaches that work in addressing these challenges.
The study visit focused on the strategies and measures designed within the framework of the Carinthian Territorial Employment Pact and comprised discussions with institutional representatives responsible for the design and implementation of these programmes as well as site visits to projects actually dealing with the implementation of the correspondent measures.
The OECD unemployment rate was at 7.9% in August 2012, broadly the same rate observed since January 2011.
This workshop was organised by Research Centre for the Local Public Human Resouces and Policy Development (LORC), Ryukoku University within the framework of the OECD LEED project on local scenarios of demographic change.
The upgrading of workforce skills is key to the competitiveness of SMEs. In today’s business environment there is a premium on innovation that enables firms to develop new products and services, new production processes and new business models.
The tertiary education system in Canada performs well in fostering a skilled workforce with generally good labour market outcomes and is internationally recognised for its research contributions.
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This survey will provide an update to the previous 2010 survey data as well as improve the methodology. The data collected through this survey will enable comparative analysis and work on compensation policies and practices in OECD member and non-member countries.