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The UK economy has been broadly flat over the past two years. Employment has risen slightly, while the unemployment rate has stayed close to 8%. Projections in the 2012 OECD Employment Outlook foresee some increase in the unemployment rate that could even reach 9% in 2013.
The report highlights strategies from other countries that could serve as a model for England as it develops its early childhood education and care programme.
Les diplômés de l'enseignement supérieur sont beaucoup moins nombreux à avoir perdu leur emploi pendant la crise économique mondiale que ceux qui ont quitté l’école sans qualification, selon la dernière édition de Regards sur l’éducation.
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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.
Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.
Le Groupe de travail de l’OCDE sur la corruption a aujourd’hui reçu des assurances de la part des plus hautes autorités du gouvernement du Royaume-Uni quant à la publication prochaine d’orientations nécessaires à l’application de la loi nationale 2010 sur la corruption.
Mental health issues cost the UK around GBP 70 billion every year, or roughly 4.5% of GDP, in lost productivity at work, benefit payments and health care expenditure.
A moderate recovery is underway in the major advanced economies, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. Growth is proceeding at encouraging rates in North America, Japan and the UK. The euro area as a whole is out of recession, although output remains weak in a number of countries.
The OECD will spare no efforts in supporting the Government of the United Kingdom advance the country's economic and social agenda, says Mr Gurría in a statement issued following the referendum on membership of the EU.