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Despite moderate signs of recovery across many OECD countries in 2014, the unemployment rate in Greece remains stuck at close to its highest level since the onset of the economic crisis (27.2% as of May 2014). OECD projections suggest that the expected joblessness rate in Greece will remain high (around 27%) through to the end of 2015.
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Switzerland has high employment rates and low unemployment. The overall employment rate remained stable since the start of the crisis and stands at 79% (first quarter of 2014), the second highest in the OECD after Iceland, well above the OECD average of 65.6%. As for unemployment, among OECD countries only Japan, Korea, and Norway have lower unemployment rates.
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In the recession, the UK unemployment rate increased by 3 percentage points, but since 2012 – in common with the United States but in contrast with the Euro area – it has fallen back to near pre-crisis levels. The employment rate is now higher than the pre-recession level at around 73%, although this is exceeded by Germany among the G7 countries.
Allemand, PDF, 164kb
Mit 5% ist Österreichs Arbeitslosenquote im Zeitenvergleich hoch, im Vergleich zu anderen OECD-Ländern jedoch immer noch moderat. Das Gleiche gilt für die Jugendarbeitslosigkeit, die mit 10% doppelt so hoch liegt wie die Quote der gesamten Erwerbsbevölkerung.
Français, PDF, 169kb
Le taux de chômage s'est stabilisé en France ces derniers mois, mais reste très élevé, atteignant 10,3% en juillet 2014 contre 7,4% en moyenne dans la zone OCDE. Si de nombreux pays ont connu un recul significatif de leur taux de chômage au cours de ces deux dernières années, la France est restée en marge de ce mouvement de reprise, le premier après à la crise financière mondiale.
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Portugal was hit hard by the global crisis and unemployment hit record levels but the unemployment rate has been declining since early 2013. In July 2014, 14% of the labour force was unemployed.
This report examines recent activation policies in the United Kingdom aimed at moving people back into work. It offers insight into how countries can improve the effectiveness of their employment services and also control spending on benefits. The United Kingdom's policies have helped limit the rise in unemployment during the crisis. It has been at the forefront of reform efforts by OECD countries to transform and modernise
Coréen, PDF, 537kb
대한민국은 여전히 OECD 국가 중 가장 실업률이 낮은 국가 중 하나이다 - 2014년 2/4분기 3.7% (위 그림 참조).
This report provides an initial evaluation of the comprehensive reform of the Spanish labour market undertaken in 2012. It describes the key components of the 2012 reform and places them in the context of the evolution of labour market institutions in other OECD member countries, with a particular focus on collective bargaining and employment protection legislation. The report also assesses the impact of the reform on the ability
Given the ageing challenges, there is an increasing pressure in OECD countries to further boost the employability of the working-age population over the coming decades. This report provides an overview of policy iniatives implemented over the past decade in the Netherlands and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects. To give better incentives to carry on working, the report