Publications & Documents


  • 10-April-2014

    English

    Investing in Youth: Brazil

    This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Brazil. It takes an international comparative perspective, offering policy options to help improve school-to-work transitions. It also provides an opportunity for other countries to learn from the innovative measures that Brazil has taken to strengthen the skills of youth and their employment outcomes.

  • 9-April-2014

    English

    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: April 2014

    OECD unemployment increases to 7.6% in February 2014

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  • 8-April-2014

    English

    Quality Apprenticeships for Giving Youth a Better Start in the Labour Market, G20-OECD-EC Conference

    This conference on 9 April 2014 will provide an opportunity for a mutual sharing of good practice in fostering the better insertion of youth into the labour market through the development of quality apprenticeships. It would also seek to foster a greater commitment by countries to take action to introduce or strengthen apprenticeship initiatives and to take stock of the progress achieved.

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  • 31-March-2014

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    Japan: Closing the gender gap can boost the economy

    Reconciling work and family commitments is a challenge in every country, but particularly for Japanese men and women. Much more so than in most other OECD countries, men and women have to choose between babies and bosses: men choose bosses, women less so, but on the whole there are very few babies and there is too little female employment. These shortcomings are increasingly coming to the fore and will have to be addressed.

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  • 27-March-2014

    English

    Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland

    Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland focuses on the role of local employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity. This report looks at the range of institutions and bodies involved in employment and skills policies, focusing on local activities in the Dublin and South East regions. It can help national, regional and local policy makers in Ireland build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. The report is part of a comparative OECD review of local job creation policies, which explores how countries are putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, social inclusion and growth.

  • 20-March-2014

    English

    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: March 2014

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area increased marginally (by 0.1%) in the fourth quarter of 2013, following two successive quarters of stability.

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  • 19-March-2014

    English, PDF, 329kb

    Seminar: Delivering smarter local development - Latvian Seminar (Paris, France)

    The purpose of local development is to build the capacity of a defined territory, often a municipality or region, to improve its economic future and the quality of life for inhabitants. This two day capacity building event sought to build capacity in the design, implementation and evaluation of local economic and employment development strategies.

  • 13-March-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: March 2014

    The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 7.6% in January 2014.

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  • 14-February-2014

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    OECD LEED-Cedefop 2nd Green Skills Forum 2014 (Paris, France)

    LEED and Cedefop organise the second edition of the Green Skills Forum which will bring together experts in innovation, employability and skills development and lessons from work conducted by the OECD, Cedefop, and other organisations on the implications of the green economy for skills development and training policies.

  • 13-February-2014

    English

    Greener Skills and Jobs

    Green skills, that is, skills needed in a low-carbon economy, will be required in all sectors and at all levels in the workforce as emerging economic activities create new (or renewed) occupations. Structural changes will realign sectors that are likely to decline as a result of the greening of the economy and workers will need to be retrained accordingly. The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This report suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.

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