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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.

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Slovenia

shows where conditions are ripe for quality job creation due to high skills supply and high skills demand among the 12 Slovenian sub-regions. In 2011 five sub-regions were in “high skills equilibrium” where a high skills supply (percentage of people with post-secondary education) is matched by a high skills demand (percentage of people with medium and high skills occupations and GVA per worker). One of them is Central Slovenia, the region of the capital city. Inner Carniola-Karst sub-region is in skills surplus (where supply of skills exceeds demand) while Savinja, Lower Sava and Southeast Slovenia sub-regions are in skills deficit. Mura, Carinthia and Central Sava sub-regions are in “low skills equilibrium”, where low skills supply is matched by low demand.

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