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The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.6% in August 2009, 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
Noting that significant action has already been taken at international and national levels to counteract the impacts of the downturn, Ministers welcomed the initial signs of economic recovery. However, they also underlined that they will have to deal with the consequences of high and persistent unemployment for some time after the recovery is well underway. They agreed that, in light of the severity of the recession, comprehensive and
In der Erkenntnis, dass auf internationaler wie nationaler Ebene bereits erhebliche Maßnahmen ergriffen wurden, um den Auswirkungen des Abschwungs entgegenzuwirken, begrüßten die Minister die ersten Anzeichen einer wirtschaftlichen Erholung. Sie betonten jedoch auch, dass sie auch nach Etablierung des Aufschwungs noch länger mit der Bewältigung der Folgen in Form von hoher und dauerhafter Arbeitslosigkeit konfrontiert sein werden. Sie
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
According to Secretary-General Angel Gurría, governments must act fast and decisively to prevent the recession turning into a long-term unemployment crisis. “It is essential that governments focus on helping jobseekers in the months to come,” he said at the launch of the Employment Outlook 2009.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.5% in July 2009, the same as the previous month and 2.4 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
Unit labour cost growth for the total economy remained largely steady for most OECD countries in the first quarter of 2009 as sharp falls in real output (gross domestic product at constant prices) due to the economic crisis were mostly offset by lower total labour costs.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.3% in May 2009, 0.3 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.4 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
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.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 7.8% in April 2009, 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.2 percentage points higher than a year earlier.