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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


Unemployment, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is when persons above a specified age are not in paid employment or self-employment and are currently available for work during the reference period.

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Organizations relating to Unemployment

European Network of the Unemployed / Kajaani, Finland / Est. 1990
Agreement Regarding Rules for Recognition of Contribution Periods and Periods of Employment in the Case of Persons Covered by Unemployment Insurance Who Remove from One Country to Another / Est. 1959
European Marches Against Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Social Exclusions / Est. 1997
Convention Ensuring Benefit or Allowances to the Involuntarily Unemployed / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1934
Convention Concerning Unemployment / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1919
Convention Concerning Unemployment Indemnity in Case of Loss or Foundering of the Ship / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1920
Association des femmes et des jeunes de la diaspora africaine pour le développement socio-éducatif et agricole de l'afrique / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 2000
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers / Upper Marlboro MD, USA / Est. 1888
International Resources for Fairer Trade, India / Mumbai, India / Est. 1995
Trickle Up Program / New York NY, USA / Est. 1979
Convention Concerning Employment Promotion and Protection Against Unemployment / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1988
European Alliance on Skills for Employability
Agreement Regarding Rules for Recognition of Qualifying Periods and the Like in Connection with the Right of Persons Covered by Unemployment Insurance to Unemployment Benefits / Est. 1976
Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1994

View all profiles (14 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Unemployment

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Elimination of jobs by automation
Long-term unemployed
Unemployed older people
Disguised unemployment
Rural unemployment
Denial of right to economic security during periods of unemployment
Voluntary unemployment
Unemployment of educated older people
Underutilization of labour force
Female unemployment
Evasion of work
Deficient local structures for the unemployed
Inappropriate employment incentives
Underuse of high productivity methods of agricultural management
Redundancy of workers
Seasonal unemployment
Stigma of unemployment
Youth unemployment
Unchecked poverty cycle

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