News Release


20-January-2010

English

Reforming education and raising employment key to Israel’s long-term economic growth

Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to the OECD.

7-December-2009

English

US should increase spending to help young people amid rising unemployment, says OECD

The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.

25-September-2009

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OECD-G20: International standards on structural policies key to emerging from crisis

Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

23-June-2009

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Unemployment in OECD countries to approach 10% in 2010, says OECD

Unemployment in OECD countries will continue to rise well into 2010, with the average unemployment rate approaching 10%, up from 7.8% in April, according to new OECD projections.

20-May-2009

English

France should prioritise the employment of disadvantaged young people

France should do more to ease the transition of unskilled young people into employment. The government should give priority to helping young people the furthest removed from the job market and to strengthening the social protection of the most disadvantaged, according to a new report by the OECD.

15-May-2009

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Governments must do more to help most vulnerable amid rising unemployment, urges OECD

Governments must urgently adapt their labour market policies to help their most vulnerable citizens in the economic crisis.

20-April-2009

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Australia should intervene quickly to avert a major rise in youth unemployment, says OECD

Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.

30-March-2009

English

Massive rise in unemployment needs fast, decisive response, says OECD’s Gurria

“Governments need to take quick and decisive action to avoid the financial crisis becoming a fully-blown social crisis with scarring effects on vulnerable workers and low income households,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in Rome today.

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18-December-2008

English

Japan could do more to help young people find stable jobs

Young people in Japan are finding it increasingly hard to get stable jobs and the Japanese authorities should expand vocational training schemes and increase social security coverage for young non-regular workers in order to help them.

21-April-2008

English

More flexibility in labour market policy management would boost growth, says OECD

OECD governments could boost economic growth and help create jobs if local agencies and authorities had more power and autonomy to adjust employment and training programmes to meet local needs, concluded OECD employment ministers attending a high level conference in Venice, Italy.

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