Publications & Documents


  • 19-September-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: September 2013

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in OECD countries fell 0.2% in the second quarter of 2013 as labour productivity growth (0.4%) outpaced a rise in labour compensation (0.2%).

  • 19-September-2013

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    Improving school-to-work transitions in New Zealand

    The NZ labour market is among the most flexible in the OECD, and outcomes for its young people have been among the best. However, labour-market opportunities are heavily determined by initial education, where New Zealand’s system is also successful and innovative in many ways.

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  • 12-September-2013

    English, PDF, 722kb

    Local Strategies for Youth Employment: Learning from Practice

    OECD Ministers at their meeting in May 2013 agreed to take a comprehensive range of measures as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth. The first objective of these measures is to tackle the current situation of high youth unemployment and underemployment. The second objective is to produce better outcomes for youth in the longer run by equipping them with relevant skills and removing barriers to their employment.

  • 12-September-2013

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    Publication: Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    This book focuses on the role of employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity in Northern Ireland. It explores how Northern Ireland is implementing labour market and skills policy and putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, inclusion and growth.

  • 12-September-2013

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    Irish recovery underway, but more inclusive growth and job creation needed, says OECD

    Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.

  • 12-September-2013

    English

    Conference: Shrinking cities in Europe (Essen, Germany)

    The conference marks the conclusion of the 4 year European COST Action TU 0803 ‘Cities Regrowing Smaller’ (CIRES). The conference is organised by CIRES, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the OECD LEED Programme within its Demographic Change & Local Labour Markets projects.

  • 10-September-2013

    English, PDF, 1,624kb

    Innovative financing and delivery mechanisms for getting the unemployed into work

    Many factors put people at risk of long-term unemployment, including poverty and social exclusion, poor basic skills levels, discrimination, cultural distance from the mainstream labour market and poor local social capital. At the local level a holistic approach can help tackle such issues, with direct interventions in the fields of education and employment complementing wider actions to build social cohesion and community capacity.

  • 10-September-2013

    English

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

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 7.9% in July 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.

  • 5-September-2013

    English, PDF, 1,283kb

    Turkey: Supporting small business development in the province of Manisa - The role of KOSGEB

    Many areas like Manisa suffer from a local lack of sophisticated demand in terms of expressed SME requirements. This leaves considerable scope for demand and supply side initiatives set within KOSGEB’s framework that will assist in shaping intervention and promoting a coherent approach to SME development.

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