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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Belgium

Belgium’s labour market continues to perform poorly relative to the OECD average. The employment rate of 61.8% (Q1 2014) is well below the OECD average and little changed from its pre-crisis level. Unemployment, at 8.5% in Q2 2014, remains close to peak levels, unlike in most other countries

3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Finland

After a decade of robust growth, Finland was hit particularly hard by the 2009 economic and financial crisis. It went through a double-dip recession and output and employment are still significantly below their pre-crisis levels.

3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Hungary

Hungary was hit harder by the global crisis than most OECD countries. Unemployment reached record levels at the peak of the crisis but has since recovered to its pre-crisis level around the current OECD average of 8%.

3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014: Key findings for Italy

According to the OECD’s May 2014 projections, Italy’s growth rate will remain sluggish in 2014 to pick up only a little in 2015. As a result, the unemployment rate has increased further to reach 12.6% in July 2014– 2.4 percentage points above the EU average – and only 55.5% of the working-age population was in employment.

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Japan

Japan’s unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2014 was 3.6%, just below its pre-crisis level of 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2007 and one of the lowest among OECD countries.

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Mexico

After recording one of the strongest rates of growth in the OECD area (3.7%), economic growth in Mexico slowed down to 1.3% in 2013, and unemployment increased by 0.1 points (to 5.0% in Q2 2014). GDP growth is expected to return to rates of over 3% in 2014 and 2015, and unemployment is expected to decrease from 5.0% to 4.5% in Q4 2014.

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for the United Kingdom

In the recession, the UK unemployment rate increased by 3 percentage points, but since 2012 – in common with the United States but in contrast with the Euro area – it has fallen back to near pre-crisis levels. The employment rate is now higher than the pre-recession level at around 73%, although this is exceeded by Germany among the G7 countries.

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Switzerland

Switzerland has high employment rates and low unemployment. The overall employment rate remained stable since the start of the crisis and stands at 79% (first quarter of 2014), the second highest in the OECD after Iceland, well above the OECD average of 65.6%. As for unemployment, among OECD countries only Japan, Korea, and Norway have lower unemployment rates.

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Greece

Despite moderate signs of recovery across many OECD countries in 2014, the unemployment rate in Greece remains stuck at close to its highest level since the onset of the economic crisis (27.2% as of May 2014). OECD projections suggest that the expected joblessness rate in Greece will remain high (around 27%) through to the end of 2015.

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Turkey

The OECD Employment Outlook 2014 finds that while the impact of the global crisis was initially severe for Turkey, it was shorter than in the rest of the OECD area and there was a much sharper rebound. The unemployment rate was 9.1% in the first quarter of 2014 in Turkey, still above the OECD average (7.3%), but lower than in the pre-crisis period (9.4% in Q4 2007).

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