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The short-term labour market outlook is not rosy and countries face a serious risk of a “jobless recovery”, said the Secretary-General at the G20 employment ministers' meeting in Washington. He added that ensuring high unemployment does not persist for too long is a key objective.
This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.
The meeting intends to bring together policymakers, researchers, and other experts who can contribute state-of-the-art evidence and experience to frame the issues surrounding increasing labour market inclusion for individuals with a mental health-related disability.
This paper takes stock of recent labour market developments, highlights some of the key uncertainties, and discusses the policy options available to damp any further, structural deterioration in labour markets and facilitate an eventual, sustained, job-rich recovery.
Leveraging training and skills development in SMEs is an OECD LEED project. The project examines the role of skills and training ecosystems. It investigates the relevance of green skills for SMEs by exploring the transformation and greening of SMEs towards a low-carbon economy.
LEED has a diverse 2009/2010 programme of work. Covering key areas of local development including skills, employment, social inclusion and entrepreneurship, many of the projects are still open to participation by interested countries and local authorities.
The key tables on employment and labour markets include employment, unemployment indicators as well as data on average annual working time and public expenditure on active labour market policies. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
The Polish economy has become increasingly connected with the international economy, but challenges are widespread to improve Poland’s position in global markets.
Major structural reforms are necessary to prepare for euro adoption, all the more as the process of real and nominal convergence remains largely incomplete. This requires a substantial strengthening of alternative adjustment mechanisms to domestic interest- and exchange-rate changes.
Unemployment has fallen significantly prior to the crisis, not least due to past labour market reforms, and has remained surprisingly stable during this recession – both relative to past experience and vis à vis other OECD countries.