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  • 16-July-2013

    English

    Unemployment set to remain high in OECD countries through 2014 – youth and low-skilled hit hardest

    Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 16-July-2013

    English

    Employment situation, first quarter 2013, OECD

    The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.1% in the first quarter of 2013, unchanged from the previous quarter, and 0.2 percentage point higher than one year ago. 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.

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  • 15-July-2013

    English

    OECD and ILO to release labour market update ahead of G20 Labour Ministerial in Moscow

    The OECD and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will publish updated G20 labour market data on Wednesday 17 July 2013 ahead of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting in Moscow.

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  • 21-June-2013

    English

    Norway should improve incentives to encourage people to work longer, says OECD

    Norway is better placed to cope with population ageing than most other countries. But it could still do more to improve incentives and opportunities for people to stay working longer which would help ensure the country’s long-term future, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-June-2013

    Norwegian, PDF, 46kb

    Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013_Press release in Norvegian

    Norway should improve incentives to encourage people to work longer, says OECD in its latest report Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013

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  • 20-June-2013

    English

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

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in OECD countries decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with a rise of 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012. This was driven by lower growth of labour compensation per unit of labour input (0.3% compared with 0.9% in the previous quarter), and increased labour productivity growth (0.4% compared with minus 0.2%).

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  • 30-May-2013

    English

    OECD countries commit to action plan to tackle youth joblessness

    OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle high youth unemployment and strengthen their education systems to better prepare young people for the world of work.

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  • 15-May-2013

    English

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

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 8.0% in March 2013, compared with 8.1% in the previous month. However, this small decline masks diverging patterns across countries.

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  • 14-May-2013

    English

    Growing risk of inequality and poverty as crisis hits the poor hardest

    Income inequality increased by more in the first three years of the crisis to the end of 2010 than it had in the previous twelve years, before factoring in the effect of taxes and transfers on income, according to new OECD data.

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  • 2-May-2013

    English

    Korea should boost support for laid-off workers

    Korea should strengthen its social safety net and improve support for laid-off workers to help them find a new job more quickly, according to a new OECD report.

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