Tag Archives: Unemployment

Estimating Labour Market Slack in the European Union

Eurofound has just published the Estimating labour market slack in the European Union report. The unemployment rate is an important and well-publicised measure of labour market performance in developed market economies. It is currently high in the EU compared with other developed countries and still well above its historical average nearly a decade after the …
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El camino hacia el empleo juvenil. Qué puede hacer la empresa

The vulnerability of young people today is directly related to unemployment. The Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion Rate (AROPE) among the young unemployed is almost 60%. A new report by Spain’s Business Against Poverty Observatory, in which IESE participates, addresses the challenges and threats posed by youth unemployment, especially among the disadvantaged, and discusses …
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The year’s winner of the “The FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015” is Rise of the robots by Martin Ford.

Overview: Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making ‘good jobs’ obsolete: many paralegals, doctors, and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer jobs will be necessary. In terms of societal and economic upheaval, this is …
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Employment Outlook 2015

The OECD has just published the “Employment Outlook 2015.” According to the study the jobs recovery is slowly gathering pace, but employment will remain well below pre-crisis levels in many countries, especially in Europe, through to the end of 2016. The study forecasts that unemployment in the 34 OECD countries is projected to continue declining …
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Who is Europe’s “lost generation”?

Deutsche Bank Research has just published the report “Who is Europe’s “lost generation”?: An anatomy of (un)employment demographics in Europe”. According to the study the employment crisis remains one of the main political and economic challenges in Europe. Even under optimistic growth scenarios it will take many years to achieve a substantial reduction in the …
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Global Employment Trends 2014

The International Labour Office has just published “Global Employment Trends 2014: Risk of a jobless recovery?” The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. According to the report global unemployment increased by 5 million people in 2013 …
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Education to Employment: Getting Europe’s Youth into Work

McKinsey has just published the report “Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work.” The report focuses on four broad questions: 1. Is the scale of the youth-unemployment problem in Europe a result of lack of jobs, lack of skills, or lack of coordination? 2. What are the obstacles that youth face on their journey …
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ILO’s Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Job seekers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure a new job within six months or less, according to the new edition of the ILO‘s “Key Indicators of the Labour Market.” (KLIM) Unemployment spells for workers are becoming longer in some countries compared to the pre-crisis situation in 2008. For example, in Spain, the United …
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Objective: Lowering youth unemployment in Spain

More then 70 percent of vacant job postings in Spain are not advertised publicly. This is one of the conclusions of this study carried out by IESE and sponsored by the Citi Foundation. The report analyzes the phenomenon of youth unemployment in Spain from the viewpoint of the management community. Its aim is to uncover …
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Employment Outlook 2013

The OECD has just published “Employment Outlook 2013”. According to the study unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest The report says that jobless rates will fall only slightly over the next 18 months, from 8.0% in May 2013 to 7.8% at the end of …
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