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Category Archives: International Labour Organisation

Emerging economies have seen an improvement in economic growth, but has this led to an improvement in the jobs market?

Emerging markets are generally considered to be middle-income countries that have been growing or are currently growing and developing quite rapidly. These economies have just been analysed in a new book published by the International Labour Organisation entitled: “The labour markets of emerging economies: Has growth translated into more and better jobs.” Basically the book suggests that benefits to workers … Continue reading

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Job vacancies and skills are often not matching up

Several developed economies are seeing increasing numbers of job vacancies but their unemployment rates are not going down. In some cases, they are even rising. What is happening is that many of the workers who lost their jobs to the economic crisis do not have the skills that the labour market now demands. “These skills mismatches mean that unemployed people … Continue reading

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Employment divide in Spain

Unemployment in Spain is rising faster in rural areas than in urban centres and is fuelling social unrest, according to the latest statistics produced by ILO’s International Institute for Labour Studies (IILS). The study shows that unemployment in rural areas jumped from just over 8 per cent in 2007 to more than 26 per cent in 2012, while in urban … Continue reading

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No recovery in sight for Labour markets

This is the view of the global employment situation according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), in its World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy”. The report says that there are still 50 million less jobs available than were there before the global crisis, and warned that an even more problematic job phase was emerging. The … Continue reading

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