Mental health issues cost the UK around GBP 70 billion every year, or roughly 4.5% of GDP, in lost productivity at work, benefit payments and health care expenditure.
Slower growth in key markets like China and India is reducing momentum across the Australian economy, cutting into employment opportunities and putting more pressure on the government to ensure that public policy delivers optimal results for growth and job creation.
Promoting quality employment for older workers is crucial to boosting growth and ensuring a financially sustainable pension system, according to a new OECD report on ageing and employment policies in France.
Switzerland needs to do more to help people with mental disorders find a job or stay in work, according to a new OECD report.
OECD employment rate nudges up to 65.2% in third quarter of 2013.
OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.8% in November 2013.
OECD Unit labour costs stable in the third quarter of 2013
Spain has taken courageous steps to strengthen its labour market. Recent reforms have helped create jobs and should further boost competitiveness and employment in the years to come. But additional efforts are needed to boost competition in product markets and to improve assistance to job seekers, particularly young people, according to a new OECD report.
OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.9% in October 2013. Unchanged from the two previous months. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in October 2013, 13.1 million more than in July 2008.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 7.9% in September 2013. Across the OECD area, 47.9 million persons were unemployed, 0.1 million less than in August 2013, but still 13.2 million more than in July 2008.