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Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social problems & social welfare in general
Subject Keyword Social Issues/Migration/Health
Abstract Austria has favourable labour market conditions compared with other OECD countries. Employment levels are high and in Q1-2014 the Austrian harmonized unemployment rate was the lowest in the EU, although it is on the rise and there are considerable regional differences across Austrian states. Demographic challenges are stronger than elsewhere and, in the absence of migration, Austria is one of the OECD countries in which the impact of demographic change on the labour market will be felt soonest. At the same time, labour shortages do not seem to be particularly pressing and widespread yet, although the available evidence suggests that there are currently some shortages in Austria, and that the incidence of shortages is growing. Despite a considerable increase since 2010, labour migration flows from non-EU/EFTA countries remain low in international comparison and new labour migration is currently not expected to provide a major contribution to countering ageing-related labour shortages. Free mobility, however, is important and per-capita flows from the European free-movement area are among the highest in European OECD countries.
Learning Resource Type Chapter
Publisher Date 2014-12-16
Organization OECD
Page Count 18
Starting Page 43
Ending Page 60


Source: OECD iLibrary