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The OECD unemployment rate increased to 8.1% in January 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.
Norway should overhaul its approach to mental health issues in the workplace in order to help more people find a job or stay in work, and cut high and rising public spending, according to a new OECD report.
Sweden should make greater efforts to prevent and address mental health problems among people under the age of 30, in order to boost their job prospects and reduce government spending on health care and out-of-work benefits, according to a new OECD report.
Ongoing reforms of Denmark’s disability benefits and flexjobs are promising, but a stronger focus on helping people with their mental health issues is needed for the reforms to contribute to a sustainable decline in the high rate of unemployment, according to a new OECD report. Past labour market reforms failed because underlying mental health problems of the jobless remained unaddressed.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in December 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
Germany is one of the OECD countries with the lowest barriers to immigration for high-skilled workers. However, long-term labour migration is low in comparison with other countries.
Belgian companies, mutualities and employment services should be more proactive in helping people with mental health problems stay in the workplace or find a job, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.0% in the third quarter of 2012, unchanged from the previous quarter and 0.2 percentage points higher than one year ago.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in November 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area rose by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2012, driven by continued increases in labour compensation per unit of labour input.