While unemployment is gradually declining in the United States, Mexico and Japan, it is increasing in the Euro area. In emerging economies, tackling low paid employment in insecure jobs with little social protection remains a key challenge.
This report comes at a crucial time, as the economic recovery remains hesitant and uneven, and when over 48 million people are still out work in the OECD area. Unemployment is a social tragedy that we urgently need to address.
This OECD Forum and the Ministerial Council Meeting that follows, are precisely about people. This is the raison d’etre of this event: the wellbeing of our people. So be confident, you are at the right place, this Conference is about you, and your families, and your friends, and their dreams, fears and opportunities, said Angel Gurría.
Conference to launch the The OECD Analytical Report on Displaced Workers. This report uses a comparable methodology to examine job displacement in its consequences in 15 countries. Along with providing more reliable international comparisons, this study provides new findings about the impact of displacement on skill-use and job benefits, issues that have received relatively little attention in the research literature.
Re-igniting growth and putting people back to work will be essential to restore citizens’ confidence with positive spill-over effects on other policy measures and their effectiveness, said OECD Secretary-General.
During his official visit to India, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will participate in an interactive session with Indian industrialists to discuss the global economic situation, the outlook for the Indian economy and the OECD-India cooperation.
OECD Secretary-General assesses the employment challenges facing Europe and the policy responses urgently needed to put the continent back on a path of jobs-rich growth, at the Employment Policy Conference in Brussels.
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This model shows that a large scale role out of the activation program decreases welfare, while a standard partial microeconometric cost-benefit analysis would conclude the opposite.
Governments should use every possible means at their disposal to help jobseekers, especially young people, by removing barriers to job creation and investing in their education and skills. The young are at most risk of long-term damage to their careers and livelihoods, said Angel Gurría.
Speaking at Los Cabos G20 Summit, Angel Gurría underlined the urgency of tackling the steep rise in youth joblessness that took place during the crisis. Labour market programmes, including effective counselling, job-search assistance and temporary hiring subsidies for low skilled youth, can make a real difference in facilitating the transition to productive and rewarding jobs for young jobseekers.