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  • 23-January-2014

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    Switzerland needs to improve its approach to mental-health issues in the labour force, says OECD

    Switzerland needs to do more to help people with mental disorders find a job or stay in work, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-January-2014

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    Employment situation, third quarter 2013, OECD

    OECD employment rate nudges up to 65.2% in third quarter of 2013.

  • 14-January-2014

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: January 2014

    OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.8% in November 2013.

  • 19-December-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: December 2013

    OECD Unit labour costs stable in the third quarter of 2013

  • 18-December-2013

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    Spain’s labour market reforms on track but more assistance needed for young jobseekers, says OECD

    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.

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  • 10-December-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: December 2013

    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.

  • 13-November-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: November 2013

    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.

  • 22-October-2013

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    Brazil should continue efforts to boost education and improve young people’s job prospects

    Brazil’s strong economic growth has helped cut the youth unemployment rate over the past decade to levels below those of most OECD countries. Increased investment in education and vocational training is also helping young people get a foot in the jobs market, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-October-2013

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    Employment situation, second quarter 2013, OECD

    The OECD area employment rate was 65.1% in the second quarter of 2013, 0.1 percentage point higher than in the previous quarter. This was still 1.4 percentage points below the level recorded in the second quarter of 2008, the quarter preceding the start of the global financial crisis.

  • 8-October-2013

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    Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and improving well-being, says OECD

    The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.

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