Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/87903
Authors: 
Scarpetta, Stefano
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Inter-American Development Bank, Office of the Chief Economist 382
Abstract: 
The OECD labor market has undergone major changes over the past two decades. The most evident of these changes is the rise in the number of job-seekers. In 1997, there were more than 35 million people unemployed in the OECD area as a whole, some 6 million more than in the mid-1980s and almost 25 million more than in the early 1970s. These figures hide profound differences across countries. In the major European countries, unemployment has increased dramatically over the past two decades and in some of them, including Italy, Spain, and France, increases that were initially cyclical have tended to become structural over time.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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