Hellenic Shipping News, 15 October 2014 - The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are in employment – was stable at 65.6% in the second quarter of 2014, after four consecutive quarterly increases. This brings the OECD employment rate to a level that is 0.5 percentage point higher than one recorded year before, but still 1.0 percentage point below its level in the second quarter of 2008.
DNA, 13 Monday 2014 - It is finally happening. It has been something that India’s industrialists have been crying themselves hoarse about. That the country needs more manufacturing quickly. Because manufacturing creates more jobs than do services.
The Conversation, 9 October 2014 - The youth unemployment rate increased from 12.8% in August to 13.2% in September seasonally adjusted, in line with the slight overall increase in unemployment.
The EAP UNGEI released the School-related Gender-Based Violence infographics and joint statement in partnership with UNiTE celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child.
Funded by the Government of Japan, the Youth Employment Project “Analysis of youth employment policy and dissemination through global database and publications” selected 11 countries in Asia and the Pacific to collect information on national youth employment policies. The ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific invited tripartite constituents from three countries (Indonesia, Mongolia and Nepal) selected for the in-depth reviews to an event aimed at sharing the information and lessons learned from the project. The meeting helped participants to deepen their understanding of existing policies and best practices, which in turn would support policy-makers to make informed policy decisions to address the youth employment crisis efficiently. It also highlighted the potential opportunities in project development and strengthened the capacity of the constituents and key partners to take action for promoting decent youth employment across the region.
This package was developed to support managers and practitioners engaged in the implementation of youth employment programmes. It is a training package on youth labour market information providing guidance on data required and how they may be analysed for the assessment of youth employment at a national or local level.
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