In some countries, employers used job retention programmes to cut hours while allowing workers to keep their pay and jobs; there, it is likely that the full impact of the pandemic is yet to be felt. In other countries, there have been unprecedented increases in unemployment, but many workers will return to their jobs (or to new ones) as economies re-open and activity picks up.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Germany is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
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Deutschland verzeichnet eines der höchsten Level von Alkoholkonsum – 12.9 Liter reinen Alkohol pro Kopf und Jahr. Dies entspricht ungefähr 2,6 Flaschen Wein oder 5 Liter Bier pro Woche pro Person über 15 Jahren. Zudem sind in Deutschland einige Bevölkerungsgruppen einem höheren Risiko ausgesetzt.
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Germany has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption – 12.9 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.6 bottles of wine or 5 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Germany, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
Germany should pay more attention to the needs of the low-skilled in continuing education and training (CET), and make the CET system more coherent overall, according to a new OECD report, Continuing Education and Training in Germany.
Germany should increase public infrastructure investment and accelerate its digital transformation and energy transition to strengthen and sustain its recovery from the economic crisis sparked by COVID-19, according to a new OECD report.
Biographical note of Germany's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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Germany’s labour market is likely to continue to be more resilient than the labour markets in other countries. Without a second pandemic wave, employment is projected to decline by 0.8% this year, which is markedly less than the 4.1% decline for the whole OECD. Going into the crisis, Germany’s unemployment rate was the fifth lowest among the 37 OECD countries, behind only the Czech Republic, Poland, Japan and the Netherlands.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Germany and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.