Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018: Preparing for the Future of Work

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Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018: Preparing for the Future of Work


The OECD 2018 edition of Job Creation and Local Economic Development  was launched on 18 September 2018 at the OECD Forum for Local Development Practitioners, Entrepreneurs, and Social Innovators in Porto by Mari KIVINIEMI, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, Lamia KAMAL-CHAOUI, Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities with Minister José António VIEIRA DA SILVA, Portuguese Minister of Labour, Solidarity & Social Security.

This third edition of Job Creation and Local Economic Development examines the impact of technological progress on regional and local labour markets. It sheds light on widening regional gaps on job creation, workers education and skills, as well as inclusion in local economies. Drawing on new data, it examines the geographical distribution of the risk of automation and whether jobs lost to automation are compensated by the creation of jobs at lower risk of automation. Building on data from labour force surveys, the report looks at the rise of non-standard work, highlighting the main regional determinants of temporary jobs and self-employment. Finally, it considers determinants of productivity and inclusion in regional and local labour markets, as well as policies to foster greater inclusion of vulnerable groups into the labour market. Individual country profiles provide an overview of regional labour markets and, among other things, an assessment of the performance in terms of “quality” jobs created among different regions.


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