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  • 25-January-2022

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    Employment situation, OECD, third quarter 2021

    The employment rate in the OECD area continues to rise in Q3 2021, reaching 68%

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  • 18-January-2022

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    Unemployment Rates, OECD - Updated: January 2022

    Unemployment rate in the OECD area falls further to 5.5% in November 2021

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  • 21-December-2021

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    Is the German Middle Class Crumbling? Risks and Opportunities

    Thriving middle classes are the backbone of democratic societies and strong economies, but in many countries, they face mounting pressure as their economic strength is eroding relative to higher-income households. Real wages and incomes for most middle-class households have grown only very slowly, and rising expenditures have been putting further pressure on living standards. Meanwhile, globalisation, digitalisation, and demographic change are eroding job opportunities for middle-skilled workers, who risk sliding into lower-paid employment. The COVID-19 crisis has accentuated socio-economic divides and may end up accelerating some of the above trends. This publication builds upon the OECD’s publications on the middle class (Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class) and social mobility (A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility). It demonstrates that the German middle class is similar in size as in peer countries, but substantially smaller than it was in the mid-1990s. Lower middle‑class households face an increased risk of slipping out of the middle; meanwhile, upward mobility into the middle has declined, particularly for workers in 'typical' middle-class occupations. Employment growth forecasts point to further occupational polarisation. The review proposes policy options for strengthening the employability of middle-class workers, creating good-quality, future-oriented jobs, and boosting middle‑class disposable incomes.
  • 8-December-2021

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    Unemployment Rates, OECD - Updated: December 2021

    Unemployment rate falls slightly in the OECD area, reaching 5.7% in October 2021

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  • 9-November-2021

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    Unemployment Rates, OECD - Updated: November 2021

    Unemployment rate continues to fall in the OECD area, reaching 5.8% in September 2021

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  • 21-October-2021

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    Employment situation, OECD, second quarter 2021

    The employment rate in the OECD area rose to 67.4% in the second quarter of 2021

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  • 13-October-2021

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    Unemployment Rates, OECD - Updated: October 2021

    OECD monthly unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.0% in August 2021

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  • 22-September-2021

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    Ireland urgently needs to build a better world of work for persons with disabilities, says OECD

    Ireland should better engage with employers to increase hiring and keeping staff with disabilities while at the same time improve its passive disability benefit system, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-September-2021

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    Unemployment Rates, OECD - Updated: September 2021

    OECD unemployment rate falls further to 6.2% in July 2021

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  • 29-July-2021

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    Making life richer, easier and healthier - Robots, their future and the roles for public policy

    This paper addresses the current and emerging uses and impacts of robots, the mid-term future of robotics and the role of policy. Progress in robotics will help to make life easier, richer and healthier. Wider robot use will help raise labour productivity. As science and engineering progress, robots will become more central to crisis response, from helping combat infectious diseases to maintaining critical infrastructure. Governments can accelerate and orient the development and uptake of socially valuable robots, for instance by: supporting cross-disciplinary R&D, facilitating research commercialisation, helping small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) understand the opportunities for investment in robots, supporting platforms that highlight robot solutions in healthcare and other sectors, embedding robotics engineering in high school curricula, tailoring training for workers with vocational-level mechanical skills, supporting data development useful to robotics, ensuring flexible regulation conducive to innovation, strengthening digital connectivity, and raising awareness of the importance of robotics.
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