Publications & Documents


  • 14-May-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: May 2014

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.5% in March 2014

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  • 7-May-2014

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    “Resilient Economies and Inclusive Societies – Empowering People for Jobs and Growth” - 2014 Ministerial Council Statement

    Ministers outline their common goal of increasing resilience of our economies by incorporating multidimensionality into policy design to help identify trade-offs, complementarities and unintended consequences of policy choices.

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  • 6-May-2014

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    Report on the Implementation of the Action Plan “Giving Youth a Better Start”

    This document reports on the recent policy action that countries have taken to improve youth labour market outcomes. It also reports on the support that the OECD has provided to countries to help them implement the Action Plan at the national and local level.

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  • 6-May-2014

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    Launch of the OECD Economic Outlook, May 2014

    After six long years of pain and fear, the major advanced economies are finally building momentum. While two of the four cylinders of the global economy’s growth engine – credit growth and emerging market activity – are still running below full speed, there are encouraging signs that the other two, trade and investment, are finally warming up.

  • 23-April-2014

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    10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (Stockholm, Sweden)

    In partnership with the Swedish Public Employment Service, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), Swedish Ministry of Employment and the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), LEED held the 10th Annual Meeting of the Forum on Partnerships and Local Development in Stockholm 23 April – 25 April, on the theme of ‘job creation just ahead: building adaptable labour markets’.

  • 22-April-2014

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    Ireland's action plan for jobs: A preliminary review

    The Irish government has taken resolute action to address the unemployment challenge, launching the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) initiative in early 2012. Drawing on the expertise and experience of OECD member countries, this preliminary review examines key aspects of the Action Plan for Jobs and highlights some key policy priorities to boost job creation.

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  • 18-April-2014

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    Northern Ireland, UK: Collaboration at local level is key towards matching skills to demand, says OECD

    Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 18-April-2014

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    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.

  • 17-April-2014

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    Employment issues will top agenda during OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development - 24-25 April in Stockholm, Sweden

    With economic recovery underway in most OECD countries, efforts to create jobs and stimulate growth have moved to the local level, where workers are seeking to acquire the skills needed in the 21st Century economy.

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  • 16-April-2014

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    Ageing and Employment Policies: Netherlands 2014 - Working Better with Age

    Given the ageing challenges, there is an increasing pressure in OECD countries to further boost the employability of the working-age population over the coming decades. This report provides an overview of policy iniatives implemented over the past decade in the Netherlands and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects. To give better incentives to carry on working, the report

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