Michel Cournoyer

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Europass / Erasmus – Une plateforme pour la gestion des compétences

D’abord simple Europass Formation distribué sous forme papier à l’issu d’une mobilité européenne, puis combinaison de 5 documents, Europass continue d’évoluer et devient une plateforme pour la gestion des compétences et des carrières à partir du 1er juillet. A l’ère de LinkedIn et de l’approche « compétence », Europass se devait de continuer d’évoluer. Les … Continue reading

UI Claims in US (week ending June 27) – 1,427,000, a decrease of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised level

In the week ending June 27, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,427,000, a decrease of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 1,480,000 to 1,482,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,503,750, a decrease of 117,500 from the previous week’s revised average. … Continue reading

Job Report in US (June 2020) – Employment rose by 4.8 million, still down nearly 14.7 million jobs since February, and unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 4.8 million in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 11.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected the continued resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts … Continue reading

Automation in Canada – 10.6% of workers were at high risk in 2016, while 29.1% were at moderate risk

The recent development of several artificial intelligence applications—such as driverless vehicles, robo-writers and computer-aided medical diagnostics—has led to concerns about the role of human workers in the future workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to these concerns, as businesses may turn to new artificial intelligence technologies to perform work activities not traditionally regarded as automatable, … Continue reading

COVID and Unemployment in US – Those without a college degree have experienced the most severe impact

Since COVID-19 hit the United States, more than 20 million American workers have become unemployed and countless others have left the labor force altogether. While the labor market disruptions have affected workers in a wide set of industries and occupations, those without a college degree have experienced the most severe impact. Addressing gaps in educational … Continue reading

May Job Report in US – 32.5 million workers who are either officially unemployed or otherwise out of work as a result of the virus

Key takeaways: In May, the official unemployment rate was 13.3%. However, the unemployment rate that takes into account all those who are out of work as a result of the virus was 19.7%, and the unemployment rate that includes only those who are out of work and don’t have a reasonable chance of being called … Continue reading

La formation en Europe – Depuis 2005, l’effort des entreprises est en croissance et les pratiques se diversifient

Depuis 2005, l’effort de formation des entreprises européennes est en croissance et les pratiques se diversifient. Les entreprises françaises, initialement parmi les plus formatrices, font preuve d’une grande stabilité dans le temps, conservant un modèle prédominant fondé sur les cours et les stages. La loi Avenir professionnel, impulsant de nouvelles pratiques d’entreprises, pourrait faciliter le … Continue reading

Skills vs College Degree in US – Some 36 million Americans have some college education, but no credential

Americans without a degree have the skills and knowledge to thrive in higher wage jobs. And jobs that don’t require college can offer a less expensive, shorter pathway to a good career, oftentimes with a higher starting salary. They are often “stackable,” allowing workers to layer new skills and credentials by weaving work with learning … Continue reading

COVID au Québec – Une surmortalité observée

La COVID-19 continue d’avoir des répercussions sans précédent sur les Canadiens. Statistique Canada a adopté, et continue d’adopter, de nouvelles façons de travailler afin de fournir aux Canadiens les données et les renseignements dont ils ont besoin pour réagir à la COVID-19. Pour continuer de répondre aux besoins en matière de renseignements plus actuels, un ensemble … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (week ending June 13) – 1,508,000, a decrease of 58,000 from the previous week’s revised level,  29.1 million receiving benefits was as of May 30

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims ReportIn the week ending June 13, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,508,000, a decrease of 58,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 24,000 from 1,542,000 to 1,566,000. The 4-week moving average was 1,773,500, a decrease of 234,500 from the … Continue reading

UI Weekly Claims in US (week ending June 6) – 1,542,000, a decrease of 355,000 from the previous week’s revised level with a total of 44,2M for the lockdown

Unemployment Insurance Weekly Claims Report In the week ending June 6, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 1,542,000, a decrease of 355,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 20,000 from 1,877,000 to 1,897,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,002,000, a decrease of 286,250 from … Continue reading

Covid and OECD Economic Outlook for Canada – Annual output is projected to shrink by 9.4% in 2020

Annual output is projected to shrink by 9.4% in 2020 in the event of a second virus outbreak and related shutdown, and by 8% if recovery is uninterrupted. The rebound will not be dynamic enough for output to attain pre-COVID-19 levels by the end of 2021 under either scenario. Similarly, the rate of unemployment will … Continue reading

COVID and the Global Economy – The worst recession since World War II with a drop 5.2% this year says the World Bank

World Bank Global Economic Prospects forecasts say global economy will shrink 5.2% this year, using market exchange rate weights. The swift and massive shock of the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown measures to contain it have plunged the global economy into a severe contraction. According to World Bank forecasts, the global economy will shrink by 5.2% … Continue reading

COVID, la Reprise de l’Emploi – Pour une politique nationale de capital humain en passant de la consultation à la concertation

Une des choses que je retiens dans les papiers que vous allez publier, c’est que les gouvernements ne pourront pas éternellement soutenir tout le monde. Mieux vaut investir que soutenir. Qu’entendez-vous par là? Tous ces programmes qui ont été mis en place, c’était justifié, c’était nécessaire. Mais on ne peut pas soutenir l’économie et les … Continue reading

COVID and TVET Systems – Can play a critical role in the different stages

This note focuses on the role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides guidance on reducing the adverse impact of the pandemic on TVET provision and enhancing the contribution TVET can make to mitigating the health, social, and economic impact of COVID-19. Main messages: 1. … Continue reading

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