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Speaking at the meeting of the employment and labour ministers, Mr. Gurría affirmed that the current crisis offers an opportunity to discuss the jobs potential of a shift towards a low-carbon economy and what policies are needed to realise the potential of the "green jobs".
Opening the Labour and Employment ministerial meeting 2009, Mr. Gurría talked of the need to tackle the jobs crisis and to prevent persistent unemployment from casting a long shadow over people’s welfare and from damaging the social fabric of our countries.
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
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