Although job creation has improved, since the end of the 2007-08 recession, the effects of the recession on the labour market remain severe.
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Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings. More specific data for the United States are available in this country note.
The US innovation system has many strengths, including world class research universities and firms that thrive in innovation-intensive sectors.
In a letter to President Obama, Secretary-General Angel Gurría acknowledged that Americans demonstrated their recognition of the President's many achievements during his first four years in the White House.
Are you able to make sense of the barrage of opinion poll data that is currently being published in the lead up to the US presidential election on 6 November? Bruce Stokes, Director of Pew Global Economic Attitudes at the Pew Research Center, was invited to shed light on the numbers as part of the OECD Forum Speakers series on 25 October.
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Speaking at the French-American Foundation, Angel Gurría was invited to report on the main outcomes of the OECD Week (Forum and Ministerial Council). He also presented OECD perspectives on the current global economic outlook, in particular for the United States (US) and France.
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At 6.2% in July, the US unemployment rate is back where it was in September 2008 when the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers signalled an intensification of the recession that had already been underway since the end of 2007.
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The US labour market continues its slow recovery from the 2008-09 recession, but the unemployment rate remains significantly higher than before the financial crisis