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During the launch of the Employment Outlook 2009, Mr. Gurría warned that the unemployment rate is likely to continue rising into 2010 and could even approach 10% in the OECD area. He called governments to act fast and decisively to prevent the recession turning into a long-term unemployment crisis with its major social and economic consequences.
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OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2009
Speaking at the G8 Summit Consultation with Social Partners in Rome on 26 June 2009, Mr Gurría urged the G8, BIAC, TUAC and OECD to join forces to help governments make the best use of labour market and social policies.
"Governments need to take quick and decisive action to avoid the financial crisis becoming a fully-blown social crisis with scarring effects on vulnerable workers and low income households," OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría told G8 Labour and Employment Ministers in Rome today.
Today’s report is designed to help OECD countries pursue reforms that will raise their long-term living standards. This year’s Going for Growth is special in that it comes at a time when OECD countries are faced with the most severe financial and economic crises in a lifetime.
Presentations at joint Eurofound / OECD workshop on Wage developments, minimum wages and wage flexibility, 27th – 28th November 2008, Paris.
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This paper covers two important topics resulting from the recent release of the OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators database. The first section of the paper explores differences between productivity measures produced in the Statistics Directorate. The OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators database was developed in response to concerns from the international community of economic analysts on the
Remarks by Jørgen Elmeskov, OECD Acting Chief Economist at the OECD/IMF conference on structural reform in Europe on 17 March 2008.
In his speech delivered to the meeting of G8 Employment and Labour Ministers in Moscow on 9-10 October 2006, Angel Gurría spoke about the reassessed Jobs Strategy, what has been learnt, and emerging challenges.
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Presentation by OECD Chief Economist Jean-Philippe Cotis at the London Press Conference for the launch of "Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth," 1 March 2005. Across the OECD, governments are seeking to undertake structural reforms to foster their economic growth. This new publication takes stock of the progress made made in implementing policy reforms and suggests priorities for the future reform agenda in each member