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  • 18-September-2014

    English

    Fostering inclusive growth in Turkey by promoting structural change in the business sector

    Turkey’s business sector dynamism has underpinned broad-based and inclusive growth in the 2000s. However, the business sector is highly segmented, with a relatively small core of modern high-productivity corporations, and myriad small, less formal and low-productivity entities.

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  • 18-September-2014

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    Employment and Skills Strategies in the United States

    How to stimulate growth and support job creation are two critical challenges that countries confront following the global financial crisis. The Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the OECD has developed international cross-comparative reviews on local job creation policies to examine the contribution of local labour market policy to boosting quality employment. Each country review examines the capacity of employment services and training providers to contribute to a long-term strategy which strengthens the resiliency of the local economy, increases skills levels and job quality. This report looks at the range of institutions and bodies involved in workforce and skills development in two states – California and Michigan. In-depth fieldwork focused on two local Workforce Investment Boards in each state: the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA); the Northern Rural and Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC); the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA); and the Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works. The report concludes with a number of recommendations and actions to promote job creation at the federal, state and local levels.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 1,508kb

    Matching economic migration with labour market needs in Europe (Synthesis)

    This policy brief is a result of a joint European Commission and OECD research project over three years on Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs.

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  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Indonesia

    The unemployment rate in Indonesia continues to trend downwards. At 5.7% in Q1 2014, Indonesia’s unemployment rate is considerably below the levels observed in 2007 (above 9%). It is also now well below the OECD average of 7.4%.

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  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for South Africa

    The South African labour market continues to perform poorly compared to OECD and other G20 countries, and the global financial crisis appears to have worsened the situation.

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  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for China

    During the global economic crisis, China’s unemployment rate (in urban areas) remained almost unchanged despite the slowdown in the real economy. The unemployment rate peaked at 4.3% in 2009, only 0.3 percentage points above the pre-crisis level, while the real GDP growth rate fell from 14.2% in 2007 to 9.2% in 2009.

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  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Brazil

    The unemployment rate in Brazil continues its downward trend, despite a slowdown in GDP growth. At 4.9% (for urban areas), Brazil’s unemployment rate is considerably below the OECD average of 7.4%.

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  • 17-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for India

    India’s economic growth has slowed since 2010 in the aftermath of the global crisis, but growth is expected to pick up according to the May 2014 projections of the OECD Economic Outlook. The unemployment rate was 3.6% in 2012 in India, lower than in 2006 (4.4%) before the onset of the global financial crisis.

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Achieving stronger growth by promoting a more gender-balanced economy

    Report prepared by the ILO, IMF, OECD and World Bank for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Promoting better labour market outcomes for youth

    Report on youth employment and apprenticeships prepared by the OECD and ILO for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014

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