OECD report on economic trends

July 10, 2012

The current weak economic recovery will keep unemployment rates in OECD countries high until at least the end of 2013, according to a new OECD report.  The Employment Outlook 2012 says that the OECD-wide joblessness rate is forecast to remain high … Read More

Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2004-2011

June 12, 2012

Labour Force Survey data show that during the period 2004-2011,  the activity rate for the population aged 15 to 64 went up from 58.7 per cent to 61.6 per cent. This was mainly attributed to a rise in female participation … Read More

Grave Concerns for Algerian Unionists

June 1, 2012

With the hunger strike of nine Algerian trade union leaders entering its fourth week, the ITUC has expressed grave concerns for the health of the strikers, and is calling on Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to intervene. The nine senior representatives … Read More

Why the job crisis isn’t abating

May 25, 2012

Business people discussing papers at a meeting More Americans are sitting out their prime working years.  Fewer Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 have jobs than at any point in the 23 years before the recession, according to government … Read More