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OECD Employment Outlook 2015 - Key findings for Slovenia

05/10/2015
Recovery from the recent economic crisis remains very uneven, but the OECD average unemployment rate has been declining slowly.
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OECD Employment Outlook 2015 - Key findings for Ireland

05/10/2015
Ireland was hit hard by the financial crisis and the labour market has yet to fully mend. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011.
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Skill mismatch and public policy in OECD countries

30/04/2015
This paper explores the relationship between skill mismatch and public policies using micro data for 22 OECD countries from the recent OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC).
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Déclin ou renouveau des professions ?

23/04/2015
Colloque organisé par le laboratoire «Droit et Changement Social» Nantes
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Unemployment rates fell in the majority of the EU regions in 2014

22/04/2015
Just over half of the NUTS 2 regions of the European Union (EU) recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points in their regional unemployment rate in 2014 compared with 2013. However, regional unemployment rates continued to vary widely across the EU regions in 2014, with the lowest rates ...
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Looking beyond 2015 for decent work and in the global fight against poverty

16/04/2015
The European Commission is fully committed to the process of adopting a post-2015 development agenda, which is currently driven by the United Nations to set the main goals and targets for the next 15 years.
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What it means to be young in the European Union today

16/04/2015
How many children live in the European Union (EU)? And how has their share in the population evolved and is expected to change in the future? Are the youngest children in your country cared for more often by their parents, relatives, a child-minder or through a day-care centre? How do young peopl...
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Employment and social situation: Quarterly review shows a broadening recovery amidst widespread challenges

13/04/2015
The economic situation in the EU started gradually improving nearly two years ago, and most Member States have recently registered positive GDP growth. Employment has started picking up, with improvements now materialising in most sectors.
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Worker information and consultation: Commission starts consultations with the Social Partners on consolidation of three Directives

10/04/2015
The Commission starts a consultation today with the EU level social partners (representatives of employers and employees) in order to obtain their views on the possible direction of European Union action aimed at strengthening the coherence and effectiveness of the existing EU legislation on work...
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Wanted: 600 million jobs!

03/04/2015
The third and final day of the 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment closed with a high-level panel on the challenge of creating 600 million jobs over the next decade while also promoting environmental sustainability. The day also included discussions on matching education and skills to market demands,...