15-October-2014

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Korea: Promote inclusive growth through greater employer involvement in the employment and skills system, says OECD

Korea has made significant progress towards decentralising the management of employment and training programmes, but can still do more to create stronger links with employers at the local level, according to a new OECD report.

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DAC member profile: Korea

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Addressing high household debt in Korea

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Promoting the financing of SMEs and start-ups in Korea

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Education at a Glance 2014: Country Notes

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OECD Employment Outlook - How does your country compare?

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3-September-2014

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OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Korea

Korea is still one of the countries with the lowest unemployment rate in the OECD countries – 3.7% in the second quarter of 2014. Nonetheless, Korea’s labour market has some structural challenges, one of which has been a relatively low employment rate, implying that the size of the inactive population is large.

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