Reports


  • 5-December-2014

    English

    Improving the design of retirement saving pension plans

    This roadmap identifies elements of good design and public policy to assist countries to strengthen retirement income adequacy in an environment where pension benefits result from assets accumulated during working life.

  • 19-November-2014

    English

    Economic Survey of India 2014

    Curbing inflation and improving the effectiveness of public finance programmes are key challenges of macroeconomic policy in India. Complex labour regulations and infrastructure bottlenecks are holding back growth in the manufacturing sector. Raising the low female economic participation and higher spending on health would raise growth and make it more inclusive.

  • 27-October-2014

    English

    Skills and Jobs in the Internet Economy

    Both generic and specialised ICT skills are becoming an important requirement for employment across the economy as the Internet becomes more engrained in work processes, but a significant part of the population lacks the basic skills necessary to function in this new environment. This paper examines the impact of the Internet on the labour market in this context.

  • 18-September-2014

    English

    Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs

    How can governments ensure that migration and free movement of workers contribute to meeting the labour market shortages that are expected to arise over the next 50 years? How can societies better use the skills of their migrants? What lessons can non-European OECD countries offer Europe, particularly regarding labour migration management? “Matching economic migration with labour market needs” addresses these questions.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 180kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Brazil

    The unemployment rate in Brazil continues its downward trend, despite a slowdown in GDP growth. At 4.9% (for urban areas), Brazil’s unemployment rate is considerably below the OECD average of 7.4%.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 164kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for New Zealand

    New Zealand was hit hard by the crisis but the economy has gained momentum and the labour market is improving. The employment rate has risen steadily in the past two years and has reached its historical pre-crisis high. Consequently, unemployment has fallen.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 155kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Indonesia

    The unemployment rate in Indonesia continues to trend downwards. At 5.7% in Q1 2014, Indonesia’s unemployment rate is considerably below the levels observed in 2007 (above 9%). It is also now well below the OECD average of 7.4%.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 160kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for South Africa

    The South African labour market continues to perform poorly compared to OECD and other G20 countries, and the global financial crisis appears to have worsened the situation.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 156kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for China

    During the global economic crisis, China’s unemployment rate (in urban areas) remained almost unchanged despite the slowdown in the real economy. The unemployment rate peaked at 4.3% in 2009, only 0.3 percentage points above the pre-crisis level, while the real GDP growth rate fell from 14.2% in 2007 to 9.2% in 2009.

  • 17-September-2014

    English, PDF, 162kb

    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for India

    India’s economic growth has slowed since 2010 in the aftermath of the global crisis, but growth is expected to pick up according to the May 2014 projections of the OECD Economic Outlook. The unemployment rate was 3.6% in 2012 in India, lower than in 2006 (4.4%) before the onset of the global financial crisis.

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