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Background paper for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment MinistersGuadalajara, 17–18 May 2012, prepared by the ILO and the OECD.
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This note sets out the key facts concerning the youth labour market and why it is urgent for policy makers to take action. It then puts forward a number of measures that should be taken to improve youth job prospects. The note draws on the extensive analysis that the OECD has carried out in the area of youth employment.
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Statistical update for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment MinistersGuadalajara, 17–18 May 2012, prepared by the ILO and the OECD.
Nosotros, los Representantes de la OIT y de la OCDE, invitamos a los Ministros de Trabajo y Empleo de los países del G20 a otorgar una mayor y renovada prioridad a las políticas de empleo que ayudarán a las economías a acelerar y sostener la recuperación, alcanzar niveles más altos de trabajo decente y salir de la trampa de la deuda.
OECD and ILO heads call upon the Ministers of Labour and Employment of the G20 countries to put a greater, renewed emphasis on employment policies to help economies accelerate and sustain the recovery, achieve higher levels of decent work and get out of the debt trap, at the G20 Meeting in Mexico.
Young people continue to bear the brunt of the jobs crisis, with nearly 11 million 15 to 24 -year-olds out of work in OECD countries in early 2012. Youth unemployment in the OECD area in March 2012 was 17.1%, close to its November 2009 peak of 18.3%
The Institute for Competitiveness India, the National Skill Development Corporation India and the OECD LEED Programme in collaboration with the ILO are joining forces to discuss local skills strategies for job-rich and inclusive growth in India.
Issues covered during the study visit included exploring features unique to the Austrian system, such as the dual apprenticeship system and qualification guarantees. The structure and targets of the Territorial Employment Pact were discussed and project visits to relevant initiatives organised.
Notwithstanding impressive progress, poverty and inequality remain high in Chile in OECD comparison, and the tax-benefit system does little to improve on this.
Despite a general trend of increasing labour income inequality, there have been differences in the timing, intensity and even direction of these changes across OECD countries.