The 2014 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook reviews recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD and key emerging economies. It zooms in on how the crisis has affected earnings, provides country comparisons of job quality, examines the causes and consequences of non-regular employment, and estimates the impact of qualifications and skills on labour market outcomes.
– The labour market recovery in the OECD area remains incomplete
– Real wage growth has slowed substantially
– Better job quality should be promoted
– Overreliance on temporary work is damaging to individuals and the economy
– Both qualifications and skills matter for early labour market outcomes and beyond