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The OECD area unemployment rate of 8.2% in March 2011 was unchanged from February following three consecutive monthly decreases.
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The OECD’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to reaffirm what we stand for and what we are about. After 50 years, our objective is and remains to help member and partner country’s governments to formulate and implement better policies for better lives.
This LEED project aims at identifying approaches to support the adaptation of the public sector to the green economy in view of removing the barriers to the emergence and expansion of greener practices and activities in the private sector.
Nearly two years after production began to recover from the worst recession to have hit OECD countries since the 1930s, the labour market situation remains a major preoccupation.
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Aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs. Enhancing vocational training is desirable, even if beefing-up such programmes may be difficult in countries facing large budget deficits or with limited training infrastructure.
Within the Green Jobs Learning Forum promoted by the ILO, the Trento Centre organised an intense morning discussion involving local representatives to consider sustainable development strategies in the Autonomous Province of Trento.
This LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance thematic brochure reviews the experience of partnerships in different countries in addressing the implications of climate change and creating employment at local level.
Asia is generally recognised to be leading the global recovery from the financial crisis, while decentralisation is transforming the role of local government from implementers of national strategies to equal partners with national government for social and economic initiatives.
The OECD area unemployment rate fell again in February 2011 to 8.2%, down 0.1 percentage point from January.
Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.