The UK labour market weathered the recent recession moderately well. After a relatively limited fall, total employment recovered and it recently reached 30 million for the first time, even if a number of the new jobs created are low productivity and low paid.
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Country notes highlight some key findings from TALIS 2013 for individual countries and economies
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Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe. Roughly 60% of adults are overweight and 1 in 4 are obese. In England, rates increased faster than in most OECD countries during the 1990s.
Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.
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The report Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective proposes a comprehensive strategy for Wales to support equity and quality in its school system building on a comparative perspective. It draws upon lessons from PISA, high performers and successful reformers in education, and on the research and analysis of key aspects of education policy in Wales undertaken by the OECD-Wales Review Team.
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Analysis for the United Kingdom (UK) from OECD trade facilitation indicators that identify areas where countries can improve border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade.
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Note summarising England's results in the PISA 2012 problem solving assessment.
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This note presents key findings for the United Kingdom from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social Indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in London on 13 March to deliver a keynote speech at the Mexico Week 2014 organised by the London School of Economics. While in London, the Secretary-General held meetings with Mr. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General and Mr. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science.