Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2016 in Paris - Thursday 7 July 2016


30/6/2016 - The OECD Employment Outlook 2016, to be published on Thursday 7 July, presents the latest data and analysis of the labour market situation, as well as trends, developments and prospects, in OECD countries.


It examines the importance and influences of skills use at work; the short-term labour market effects of structural reforms; and the challenge of closing gender gaps in the job markets of emerging economies.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Stefano Scarpetta, OECD Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, will present the report’s findings the same day at a news conference at OECD headquarters at 11.00 a.m. Paris time.


To register for the news conference, journalists are invited to email Caroline Tourrier.


Requests to receive the Outlook by e-mail under embargo should be sent by e-mail to The Outlook will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Outlook under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures.


The Outlook will also be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 11:00 a.m. for immediate release. Create your MyOECD account here.


The following media events are also planned (all times local):


Mexico City – 10:00 a.m. (under embargo) on Wednesday 6 July – videoconference with Gabriela Ramos, Special Counsellor to the OECD Secretary-General, Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20, at the OECD Mexico Centre. To register, journalists should contact Carolina Ziehl at the OECD Mexico Centre (+52 55 9 138 6235).


Tokyo – 15.00 p.m. (under embargo) on Wednesday 6 July – videoconference with Mark Keese, OECD Head of Employment Division, at the OECD Tokyo Centre. To register, contact Naoko Kawaguchi at the OECD Tokyo Centre (+ 81.3 5532.0026). 


Washington D.C. – 10.00 a.m. on Thursday 7 July – videoconference with Stefano Scarpetta, OECD Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, at the OECD Washington Centre. To register, contact Miguel Rodriguez-Gorman at the OECD Washington Centre (+ 1 202 822 3865).


Germany – 11.00 a.m. on Thursday 7 July - online briefing/webinar with OECD labour market economist Kristine Langenbucher. Reporters who wish to participate in this event are invited to send a registration message to The presentation will be in German.


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD  is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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