The OECD has developed a new framework for measuring and assessing job quality that considers three dimensions, both important for workers’ well-being and relevant for policy. Together, the three dimensions described below allow for a comprehensive assessment of job quality.
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Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on employment rates, participation rates and labour force; potential GDP, employment and capital stock; and structural unemployment, wage shares and unit labor costs.
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Statistical Annex tables in Excel format from OECD Economic Outlook. This file includes tables on compensation per employee in the business sector; labour productivity in the business sector; unemployment rates: commonly used definitions; standardised unemployment rates; labour force, employment and unemployment; GDP deflators; private consumption deflators; consumer prices indices; and oil and other primary commodity markets.
The Public Employment and Management (PEM) Network is a high-level, collaborative, practitioner-based forum that provides direction for an analytical work programme that seeks to address current challenges affecting the public service workforce.
This project assesses the contribution of labour market policy to boosting quality employment and enhancing productivity by better matching skills supply to demand, improving training provision and addressing skills gaps but also improving skills utilisation by firms. It involves a series of country reviews.
Harmonised unemployment rates: numbers of unemployed persons as a percentage of the civilian labour force. Civilian labour force being the sum of unemployed persons and civilian employed persons.
Job vacancies, total, new vacancies (flow), unfilled vacancies (stock), job Vacancies, public sector - Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously)
Provides access to long time series of growth rates for a number of Key Economic Indicators (GDP, production, cyclical indicators, standardised unemployment rates, prices, financial indicators, trade...) collected within the Main Economic Indicators database.
This dataset contains predominantly quarterly labour statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 34 OECD member countries and selected non-member economies.
The OECD unemployment rate stood at 7.9% in August 2013, unchanged from the previous month. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in August 2013.