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15-September-2011

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Labour force statistics for OECD member countries

This dataset includes annual statistics on labour force, civilian employment by sex and broad sectors, as well as unemployment. Data is available in thousands of persons, percentages and indices (2000=100) for the 30 OECD member countries and 4 zones (European Union of fifteen, Euro area, Major Seven and OECD-Total). Source: OECD Labour Force Statistics

15-September-2011

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Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2011

The challenges of tackling high and persistent unemployment, especially for the young people, improving job opportunities and ensuring adequate social safety nets should be at the top of the political agenda, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

13-September-2011

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Japan: Education reform

While Japan has achieved outstanding scores on the PISA exams, further improving educational outcomes is important to sustain growth in the face of rapid population ageing.

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13-September-2011

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Japan: Labour market reforms to improve growth and equity

Traditional Japanese labour market practices, which benefited both workers and firms during the high-growth era, are no longer appropriate in the context of slow economic growth and rapid population ageing.

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9-September-2011

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Compensation of Public Employees: Expert Meeting

The compensation of employees represents a significant percentage of public expenditure. This meeting addressed the challenge of adjusting compensation in line with countries fiscal consolidation requirements.

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7-September-2011

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Aggregate Earnings and Macroeconomic Shocks (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 123)

I examine the effect of labour market policies and institutions on the transmission of macroeconomic shocks to the labour market, using both aggregate and industry-level annual data for 23 OECD countries, 23 business-sector industries and up to 29 years.

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6-September-2011

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Over-Qualified or Under-Skilled (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 121)

Mismatches between workers’ competences and what is required by their job are widespread in OECD countries. that use qualifications as proxies for competences suggest that as many as one in four workers could be over-qualified...

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29-July-2011

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Off to a good start? Jobs for Youth

This report makes an important contribution to a new agenda of youth-friendly employment policies and practices. It analyses the situation of youth employment and unemployment in the context of the jobs crisis and identifies successful policy measures in OECD countries.

28-July-2011

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Online OECD Employment database

Our on-line database brings together data and indicators constructed to support the analyses presented in various editions of the OECD Employment Outlook as well as selected short-term indicators.

  • OECD social policy statistics portal
  • Health Statistics
  • OECD Migration databases
  • 28-July-2011

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    Can India achieve double-digit growth?

    In recent years, India has enjoyed one of the highest growth rates worldwide, weathering the global financial crisis better than many other countries.

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