France’s economy is growing and the labour market is gradually improving. However, the share of people out of work for more than 12 months remains high and many young people are on temporary contracts, with weak long-term job prospects and little opportunity for training.
Our response to the climate challenge will define our collective future for generations to come. We must act. We must act swiftly, collectively, and decisively.
In a new report, the OECD says that France should modernise and strengthen the co-ordination of labour immigration in order to attract foreign talent and align itself more closely with the needs of the labour market.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017
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La population française bénéficie globalement d’un meilleur état de santé que dans la moyenne des autres pays de l’OCDE. Certains facteurs de risque pour la santé, notamment la consommation d’alcool et le tabagisme, demeurent en revanche élevés. Les indicateurs d’accès et de qualité des soins sont généralement bons, alors que les dépenses de santé par habitant sont 15 % supérieures à la moyenne des pays de l’OCDE.
While overall poverty is relatively low in France, it can be highly concentrated at the neighbourhood level.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Selected findings for France from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
Economic growth is strengthening in France, supported by consumption and investment, and the labour market is gradually recovering, as past reductions of comparatively high labour and business taxes are starting to take effect. However, GDP and employment growth are still lagging relative to the euro-area average.
The OECD Headquarters was open to the general public for the Journées du patrimoine on 16-17 September 2017.