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  • 13-June-2017

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    Jobs gap closes but recovery remains uneven

    The job market continues to improve in the OECD area, with the employment rate finally returning to pre-crisis levels. But people on low and middle incomes have seen their wages stagnate and the share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen, contributing to rising inequality, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-June-2017

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2017

    The 2017 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook reviews recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. Chapter 1 presents a comparative scoreboard of labour market performance that encompasses the quantity and quality of employment, as well as the inclusiveness of the labour market. During the past decade, most countries managed to better integrate women and potentially disadvantaged groups into the labour market and improve the quality of the working environment, whereas earnings quality was more or less stable and labour market security worsened. Chapter 2 looks at the resilience of labour markets following the global crisis and shows how both structural reforms and expansionary fiscal policy mitigate the unemployment costs of adverse aggregate shocks. OECD countries generally have avoided an increase in structural unemployment, but not a marked deceleration of wage and productivity growth. Chapter 3 documents the impact of technological progress and globalisation on OECD labour markets over the past two decades. Technology is shown to have been strongly associated with both job polarisation and de-industrialisation. The impact of trade integration is difficult to detect and probably small, although rising imports from China has a small effect in depressing employment in manufacturing. Chapter 4 provides an exceptionally rich portrait of collective bargaining in OECD countries that makes it possible to understand better how national systems differ and the implications of those differences for economic performance.

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  • 13-June-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 Employment Outlook

    It is my pleasure to launch the OECD’s 2017 Employment Outlook, our flagship report on key labour market developments and prospects in OECD member countries. I’d like to thank Minister Nahles and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs for hosting this event. Today’s launch is very timely given our High-Level Policy Forum on the new OECD Jobs Strategy here in Berlin.

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  • 10-June-2017

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    Skills for jobs dataviz

    Skills for jobs

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  • 8-June-2017

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    Boosting R&D outcomes in Australia

    R&D activity can play a central role in raising productivity.

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  • 8-June-2017

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    Regulation, institutions and aggregate investment: new evidence from OECD countries

    This paper investigates the relationship linking investment (capital stock) and structural policies.

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  • 8-June-2017

    English

    Creating good conditions for innovation-driven productivity gains in Australia

    Innovation is key to boosting Australia’s productivity and inclusiveness.

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  • 7-June-2017

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    High-Level Policy Forum on the New OECD Jobs Strategy

    The German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the OECD are jointly organising a High-Level Policy Forum on the New Jobs Strategy which will take place on 13 June 2017 in Berlin. The Forum will be hosted by Minister Andrea Nahles together with Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 7-June-2017

    English, Excel, 225kb

    EO Annex Tables: Key Supply-Side Data

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook.

  • 7-June-2017

    English, Excel, 779kb

    EO Annex Tables: Inflation, Wages, costs, unemployment and labour market

    Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook.

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