Launch of the OECD Employment Outlook 2019 – Thursday 25 April 2019


18/04/2019 - Digitalisation, globalisation and demographic changes are having a profound impact on our lives, our cultures and our societies. Many people, especially from the middle class, have been left behind by globalisation and a digital divide persists in access to new technologies – resulting in inequalities along age, gender, and socio-economic lines.

The OECD Employment Outlook 2019, to be published on Thursday 25 April 2019 at 09.45 a.m. Paris time/07.45 GMT, analyses the impact these trends will have on labour markets and the future of work and what countries, as well as people and business, will need to do to mitigate the risks and take advantage of the opportunities they offer.

Among the issues analysed are job stability, under-employment and job quality; social protection; collective bargaining; workers’ rights and protections; and adult learning.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the report’s findings with Hubertus Heil, Germany’s Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, at a press conference at 09.45 CET at the Auditorium of the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mauerstraße 53 (Zugang Kleisthaus), 10117 Berlin.

To register for the press conference, journalists should contact before 11.00 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 April.

Requests to receive the Outlook by e-mail under embargo should be sent by e-mail to In asking to receive the Outlook under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. The report will be sent under embargo on Wednesday 24 April.

The Outlook will also be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 09.45 a.m. for immediate release. (Create your MyOECD account).

This report is part of the OECD’s broader “I am the Future of Work” campaign, which aims to contribute to a positive future of work transition, helping to transform learning and social protection systems as well as reducing inequalities between people and across regions. See

For further information on the report, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18) in the OECD Media Office (tel. + 33 1 45 24 97 00).


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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