Publications & Documents


  • 10-October-2013

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

    The OECD unemployment rate stood at 7.9% in August 2013, unchanged from the previous month. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in August 2013.

  • 8-October-2013

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    Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being, says OECD

    The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.

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  • 8-October-2013

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    OECD Skills Outlook 2013 - First Results from the Survey of Adult Skills

    This first OECD Skills Outlook presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills (PIACC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 22 OECD member countries and two partner countries. The survey was designed to provide insights into the availability of some key skills and how they are used at work and at home through the direct assessment of key information processing skills

  • 1-October-2013

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    Policy review: Supporting the development of local innovation systems in Colombia

    The project provides recommendations to the city of Medellin and Antioquia to support the development of the local economy and includes a focus on how the innovative environment can be strengthened to support inclusion, entrepreneurship, SME, and local developmentto and how to better coordinate and integrate its policies with the national level.

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  • 25-September-2013

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  • 25-September-2013

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    Local Partnership Strategies in Upper Austria: Supporting youth employment and apprenticeships

    This short thematic paper summarises the key findings of the study visit.

  • 25-September-2013

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    Local strategies for youth employment: a LEED Project

    Endorsing the OECD’s Action Plan for Youth at the OECD’s annual Ministerial Meeting in Paris in May 2013, ministers underlined the need to focus attention on the most disadvantaged youth.

  • 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

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    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.

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