The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre seeks to provide policy advice and develop capacities for the design and implementation of policies tailored to local needs.
The Regional Growth Core Schönefelder Kreuz and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau in partnership with the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) are working on defining and collecting measurable indicators at the regional/ local level that can inform over time of transition to low-carbon economic and industrial activities.
OECD Secretary-General assesses the employment challenges facing Europe and the policy responses urgently needed to put the continent back on a path of jobs-rich growth, at the Employment Policy Conference in Brussels.
Skills and educational development for inclusive and sustainable growth are becoming significant drivers in OECD countries.
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This model shows that a large scale role out of the activation program decreases welfare, while a standard partial microeconometric cost-benefit analysis would conclude the opposite.
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Ireland’s workers suffered badly during the economic and financial crisis. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011. The situation was even more drastic for 15-24 year olds. The youth unemployment rate rose from 8.8% to just over 31% in the first half of 2012, with a substantial increase in the number of youth not working and not in education or training.
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At 6.2% in July, the US unemployment rate is back where it was in September 2008 when the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers signalled an intensification of the recession that had already been underway since the end of 2007.
"Comunidad y desarollo local" - Tercera edición - es un curso intensivo de dos semanas construido para un grupo de estudio de America Latina para un trabajo de investigación e intercambio sobre el proceso de definición de una estrategia de desarollo local.
The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.