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The UK employment rate (for 15-64-year-olds) is at record levels reaching 72.6% in the first quarter of 2015. In the last quarter of 2014 (the latest period for which comparable data are available), the UK rate was well above the average for the OECD (65.9%), G7 countries (about 68.9%) and the Euro area (64.1%), but still lower than in Germany, Japan and eight smaller OECD economies
Base de données Statistiques de l'OCDE sur la santé 2015 - Notes par pays
The Secretary-General will deliver a lecture for the London School of Economics on “Climate: what’s changed, and what still needs to? The climate debate six months before Paris”.
Local policymakers have a critical role to play in developing more resilient and inclusive economies. This event will explore topics ranging from empowering communities through local leadership to new approaches to local economic growth and catalysing growth through people by better harnessing skills and increasing productivity.
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The United Kingdom has the 9th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 31.1% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
The United Kingdom has made tremendous progress in recovering from the largest economic crisis in 80 years. And this progress has laid the foundations for further reforms needed to boost productivity and inclusiveness.
La croissance au Royaume-Uni a repris, soutenue par un large éventail de politiques domestiques. Le maintien d’une forte croissance dépend de la relance de la productivité, ce qui nécessite une hausse d’investissements privés en infrastructure et un financement durable.
Le Royaume-Uni devrait afficher une croissance économique cette année et en 2016, mais des difficultés subsistent pour stimuler la productivité et rendre la croissance future plus inclusive, selon la dernière Étude économique de l’OCDE.
This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in England. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Nottingham and North Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands as well as Hull and Scarborough in Yorkshire and the Humber. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs. The report can help national and local policy makers in England and the UK build effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.
The challenge before us is clear. It is no longer possible for us to think about inequalites and growth separately. We need to promote more Inclusive Growth to ensure the recovery and lay the foundations for a shared and affluent future.