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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area fell slightly to 8.7% in January 2010, reflecting drops of 0.3 percentage points in the United States and Japan.
Despite substantial income from petroleum wealth, Norway is nevertheless confronted with fiscal challenges in the long term.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Denmark. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
Denmark’s dynamic youth labour market and well-developed activation strategy have helped young people weather the current recession better than their peers in most OECD countries.
Despite the first signs of economic recovery, unemployment will remain high for the years to come. The 6th Annual Meeting brought together some 200 representatives of all the components of the society to review how local development actors are adapting to this new reality.
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A sustained effort at promoting regulatory reform has contributed to Australia’s success in weathering the global financial crisis; it was among the few OECD countries that did not enter a recession. But this is no time for complacency. The government has laid out an ambitious regulatory reform agenda to build a seamless national economy and unleash productivity.
Australian Competition Law has helped to establish robust and
Unit labour costs in the total economy rose 0.3% in OECD countries in the third quarter of 2009, the same rate of growth as in the previous quarter.
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Final version adopted by Forum members at the 6th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.8% in December 2009, unchanged from the previous month but up by 1.8 percentage points from a year earlier.