Job Creation and Local Economic Development

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This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It  also includes  a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).

This publication is the first in a series to take this integrative approach, and it is designed to be user friendly and accessible to all government officials, academics, practitioners and civil society with an interest in local economic development and job creation.

English Also available in: French



shows where conditions are ripe for quality job creation due to high skills supply and high skills demand. In 2009 there were 37 departments in “high skills equilibrium”, where a high supply of skills (percentage of people with post-secondary education) was matched by a high skills demand (percentage of medium and high skills occupations and GVA per worker). Forty departments could be found in “low skills equilibrium”, where a low supply of skills was matched by low skills demand. A further 19 departments had a skills mismatch, with 11 being in a situation of “skills surplus”, with a higher skills supply than demand.

English Also available in: French


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