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  • 20-June-2018

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    Countries should focus on labour market policies to help refugees and improve coordinated actions to tackle illegal immigration

    Migration flows to OECD countries have dropped slightly for the first time since 2011, with around 5 million new permanent migrants in 2017, down from 5.3 million in 2016. This trend is mainly due to a significant decrease in new asylum applications, with 1.2 million applications in 2017 compared to 1.6 million in 2016, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-June-2018

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    Action needed to tackle stalled social mobility

    As income inequality has increased since the 1990s, social mobility has stalled, meaning that fewer people at the bottom have moved up while the richest have largely kept their fortunes. This has severe social, economic and political consequences, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-June-2018

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2018

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.4% in March 2018

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  • 18-May-2018

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    Strong labour relations key to reducing inequality and meeting challenges of a changing world of work – OECD & ILO

    Unions and employers, together with governments, can play a major role in making growth more inclusive and helping workers and businesses face the challenges of a changing world of work. Good labour relations are a way to reduce inequalities in jobs and wages and better share prosperity, according to a new OECD-ILO report.

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  • 15-May-2018

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: May 2018

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.4% in March 2018

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  • 14-May-2018

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    Family-friendly policies a key driver of economic growth

    The family-friendly policies introduced by Nordic countries over the past 50 years and associated increases in female employment have boosted growth in GDP per capita by between 10% and 20%, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 16-April-2018

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    Employment situation, fourth quarter 2017, OECD

    OECD employment rate increases to 68% in the fourth quarter of 2017

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  • 11-April-2018

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: April 2018

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.4% in February 2018

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  • 5-April-2018

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    Norway should do more to improve job prospects of low-skilled youth

    Norway should step up its efforts to boost the job prospects of young people without upper-secondary qualification to further reduce the share of under-30 year-olds who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEETs), according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-April-2018

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    Improving the skills of Chileans would boost productivity and inclusive growth

    Chile’s economy is strengthening and wage growth picking up. The country should now address the challenge of improving people’s skills, particularly among women and low-skilled workers, in order to boost productivity, innovation and inclusive growth, according to a new OECD report.

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