Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

OECD Employment Outlook 2017

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Published on June 13, 2017

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The 2017 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook reviews recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. Chapter 1 presents a comparative scoreboard of labour market performance that encompasses the quantity and quality of employment, as well as the inclusiveness of the labour market. During the past decade, most countries managed to better integrate women and potentially disadvantaged groups into the labour market and improve the quality of the working environment, whereas earnings quality was more or less stable and labour market security worsened. Chapter 2 looks at the resilience of labour markets following the global crisis and shows how both structural reforms and expansionary fiscal policy mitigate the unemployment costs of adverse aggregate shocks. OECD countries generally have avoided an increase in structural unemployment, but not a marked deceleration of wage and productivity growth. Chapter 3 documents the impact of technological progress and globalisation on OECD labour markets over the past two decades. Technology is shown to have been strongly associated with both job polarisation and de-industrialisation. The impact of trade integration is difficult to detect and probably small, although rising imports from China has a small effect in depressing employment in manufacturing. Chapter 4 provides an exceptionally rich portrait of collective bargaining in OECD countries that makes it possible to understand better how national systems differ and the implications of those differences for economic performance.

SUMMARIESavailable in 26 languages

English OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in English)
French OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in French) Perspectives de l'emploi de l'OCDE 2017
Spanish OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Spanish) Perspectivas del empleo de la OCDE 2017
German OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in German) OECD-Beschäftigungsausblick 2017
Japanese OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Japanese) OECD雇用アウトルック2017
Italian OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Italian) Prospettive dell’occupazione OCSE 2017
Chinese OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Chinese) 2017年OECD就业展望
Czech OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Czech) Výhled zaměstnanosti OECD 2017
Danish OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Danish) OECD: Udsigterne for beskæftigelsen 2017
Dutch OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Dutch) OESO Werkgelegenheidsvooruitzichten 2017
Estonian OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Estonian) OECD tööhõiveväljavaated 2017
Finnish OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Finnish) OECD:n Työllisyyskatsaus 2017
Greek OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Greek) Προοπτικές απασχόλησης του ΟΟΣΑ 2017
Hebrew OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Hebrew) לשנת OECD 2017 תחזית התעסוקה של
Hungarian OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Hungarian) OECD foglalkoztatási kilátások 2017
Icelandic OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Icelandic) Horfur í atvinnumálum innan OECD 2017
Korean OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Korean) 2017년 OECD 고용 전망
Latvian OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Latvian) OECD Nodarbinātības apskats 2017
Norwegian OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Norwegian) Arbeidsmarkedssituasjonen i OECD – 2017
Polish OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Polish) Przegląd OECD „Zatrudnienie w roku 2017”
Portuguese OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Portuguese) Perspetivas da OCDE sobre o Emprego para 2017
Russian OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Russian) Перспективы занятости ОЭСР 2017
Slovak OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Slovak) Výhľad OECD v oblasti zamestnanosti na rok 2017
Slovene OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Slovenian) Pregled zaposlovanja OECD 2017
Swedish OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Swedish) OECD:s sysselsättningsöversikt 2017
Turkish OECD Employment Outlook 2017 (Summary in Turkish) OECD 2017 İstihdam Görünümü

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Editorial. The backlash against globalisation: What does it mean for employment policy?
Executive summary
How are we doing? A broad assessment of labour market performance
Labour market resilience: The role of structural and macroeconomic policies
How technology and globalisation are transforming the labour market
Collective bargaining in a changing world of work
Statistical annex
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press and overview

Country-specific findings

 

 DATA

The statistical annex ta‌bles show data for selected indicators on labour market outcomes and policies for 35 OECD countries and selected non OECD countries.

‌‌Facts and Figures: Employment outlook 2017

Online annexes

 

OECD Jobs Strategy

In January 2016, the OECD Labour and Employment Ministers invited the OECD to review and update the OECD Jobs Strategy to provide comprehensive and up-to-date policy advice for achieving an inclusive labour market that performs strongly in the context of demographic change, environmental challenges, globalisation, ongoing technological progress and changes in work organisation. The new OECD Jobs Strategy will be a key pillar of the OECD Inclusive Growth initiative since labour market outcomes are crucial for ensuring the strength but also the inclusivity and social sustainability of the process of economic growth.