The OECD has published on Thursday a report entitled “the 2016 Employment Outlook.” (AFP / ERIC PIERMONT)
“At the end of next year, the proportion of assets of 15 to 74 in employment will rise to 61% in the OECD area, which is slightly higher than the level recorded in late 2007, “the report said” the 2016 Outlook “published in Paris. This “recovery” of the labor market “is only half completed because wages are lagging behind,” said the OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said in a statement.
in Germany, Chile and Turkey in particular, “the employment rate has already exceeded its pre-crisis level,” but in some European countries, “the jobs gap by the end of 2007 remains high, especially in Spain, Greece and Ireland, “according to the organization.
however,” productivity gains have stagnated in recent years, and among workers who have lost jobs in manufacturing or construction during the crisis, many people have found in the services sector, low-paying jobs that do not match their skills, “analyzes the organization. She recalled that during the crisis, wages have “plummeted” in Spain, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Portugal and the Baltic States. They have “slowed markedly” in the Czech Republic and the UK.
The quality of jobs is also “of concern” to the OECD, which also points out that the proportion of “school youth , unemployed and not in training was even greater in 2015, the level found in 2007 “. The gender inequalities also persist on this point.
The unemployment rate in the area “is expected to decline to 6.1% end of 2017 but 39 million people remain unemployed, or 6.3 million more than before the crisis, “notes the OECD. About one in three unemployed is also unemployed for 12 months or more, an increase of 54.6% since the end of 2007.
The OECD calls on governments to “adopt additional structural measures product markets and labor “in order to” boost productivity, wages and job creation “.