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Literacy in OECD – In most countries, there are large gaps which tend to widen with ages

In most countries, there are large gaps in literacy proficiency between socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged 15-year-olds, which tend to widen on average as individuals enter adulthood. Socio-economic disparities vary widely from country to country How skills are distributed across the population has signi cant implications for economic and social outcomes. Therefore, assessing the extent to … Continue reading

Post-secondary education – The proportion of 25-34 year-olds with upper secondary education or higher has almost doubled across OECD countries

As a result of the rapid educational expansion in the aftermath of the Second World War the proportion of 25-34 year-olds with upper secondary education or higher has almost doubled across OECD countries, from 43% in 1965 to 84% in 2015. In 1965, no OECD country had more than 80% of 25-34 year-olds attaining at … Continue reading

Are workers ready for a digital world?

In an increasingly digital world where the skill needs of employers are continuously evolving, policy makers need to make sure that everyone can participate and learn new skills. Recent technological change has shifted skill demands predominantly towards high- level skills. Workers need to be prepared to change jobs over their working life while avoiding unemployment … Continue reading

OECD PISA – Singapore tops latest global education survey

Singapore outperforms the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. The top OECD countries were Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada. The OECD’s PISA 2015 tested around 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries and economies on science, reading, maths and collaborative problem-solving. The … Continue reading

Youth – One in ten jobs have been destroyed since 2007 OECD finds

Fifteen percent of the OECD youth population were not in employment, education or training (NEET) in 2015 – about 40 million young people. More than two-thirds of them were not actively looking for work. The total gross income that could have been generated by NEETs in 2014 is estimated to have been between USD 360-605 … Continue reading

Rising Inequalities in OECD Countries – Gini coefficients 1985 vs 2013

Source: Sighing for paradise to come | The Economist

Labour Force Statistics in OECD, 2015 – Unemployment rate by country

This annual edition of Labour Force Statistics provides detailed statistics on population, labour force, employment and unemployment, broken down by gender, as well as unemployment duration, employment status, employment by sector of activity and part-time employment. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  OECD Labour Force Statistics 2015 – OECD Bookshop

Literacy, Numeracy and Computer Skills – Substantial returns to ICT skills OECD finds

This paper examines which incremental increases in numeracy skills, literacy skills and skills and readiness in using ICT for problem solving have the biggest impact on employment participation and related labour market outcomes, and how these compare to incremental increases in educational attainment. Using the 2012 PIAAC data, our analysis confirms that there are significantly … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Around the World – A Chart for OECD’s 34 member countries

Supporting low-wage earners is one of the keys to promoting inclusive growth, and minimum wages are a common if sometimes controversial way of doing it. Of the 34 countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), 26 have a minimum wage – 9 of which have been introduced since 1990. … Continue reading

South Africa – Needs more investment, jobs and a public employment service as a one-stop shop OECD says

Labour market reforms can raise employment and incomes. Establishing a public employment service as a one-stop shop for job seekers would make it easier for people to find jobs, and for employers to find the right workers. Costly industrial actions have held back the economy without delivering major gains to workers. To reduce conflict and … Continue reading

Vocational education and training has been neglected OECD says

“Vocational education and training has been neglected. If “strong vocational programmes increase competitiveness”, “many programmes fail to meet labour market needs” writes the OECD in LEARNING FOR JOBS: SUMMARY AND POLICY MESSAGES. The OCDE review “aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for … Continue reading

Millions trapped at bottom of economic ladder OECD says

The OECD Employment Outlook 2015 says that around 42 million people are currently without work across the OECD, down from 45 million in 2014 but still 10 million more than just before the crisis. Unemployment in the 34 OECD countries is projected to continue declining over the next 18 months to reach 6.5% in the last quarter of … Continue reading

Discrimination and poor job prospects hit children of immigrants OECD finds (video)

The legacy of where you or your parents were born still casts a long shadow on your life chances. The children of immigrants continue to face major difficulties integrating in OECD countries, especially in the European Union, where their poor educational outcomes leave many struggling to find work, according to a new OECD/EU report. Source: Discrimination … Continue reading

Inequality at its highest since records began OECD finds

Income inequality has reached record highs in most OECD countries and remains at even higher levels in many emerging economies. The richest 10 per cent of the population in the OECD now earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10 per cent, up from 7:1 in the 1980s and 9:1 in the 2000s, according … Continue reading

Unemployment in OECD in March 2015 – 42.4 million people were unemployed, UR at 6.9%

The OECD unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 6.9% in March 2015, with a cumulative decline of 1.2 percentage points since the peak reached in January 2013. Across the OECD area, 42.4 million people were unemployed, 6.6 million less than in January 2013. The euro area unemployment rate was stable in March, at … Continue reading

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