Presentation of the International Jobs Report
The ‘Observatoire National du Marché du Travail’ and the OCP Policy Center will host the presentation of the International Jobs Report January 2016 edition which is a main plank of Prakash Loungani (Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center) and Zidong An’s works.
It has been eight years since the start of the global financial crisis, but job creation remains weak in many developed and emerging countries, preventing a significant decline in the often record-high levels of unemployment and underemployment, especially in some of the most vulnerable segments of the population. Unfortunately, the short-term global labor market outlook is not encouraging, despite growing disparities across countries. As the economic growth is decelerating in China and India, that make up 40% of the global labor force, the global unemployment rate is expected to increase slightly in 2016 to 5.7 percent but remain well below the peak of 6.2 percent recorded in 2009.
The international Jobs Report offers an analysis of labor market conditions since the end of the 2008-09 global recession. It also provides forecasts of GDP and employment by major international agencies. This report also introduces, on an experimental basis, a new barometer of employment, the Global Jobs Index (GJI), which provides quarterly estimates of global employment. The report shows a global labor market that is deteriorating which may not help the tens of millions of workers who are still without jobs.
|09:00 – 09:30
Accueil et inscription des participants
|09:30 – 09:50
M. Abdesslam Seddiki, Ministre de l’Emploi et des affaires sociales
|09:50 – 10:20
Modérateur : M. Mourad Bentahar, Directeur de l'Observatoire national du marché du travail, MEAS
Présentation du rapport annuel sur l’emploi
M. Parakash Loungani, Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center and Advisor in the IMF
|10:20 – 10:50
|10:50 – 11:00
Synthèse et clôture
Related publication: International Jobs Report
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Abdeslam Seddiki was appointed as Minister of employment and Social Affairs on October 10, 2013. Economist and politician, Mr. Abdeslam Seddiki holds a PhD in economics from the Hassan II University of Casablanca (1988) and a PhD from the University of Grenoble (1979). He is the author of numerous articles and publications, in addition to its commitment policy research. Mr. Abdeslam Seddiki is also a member and responsible for several associations operating in scientific, humanitarian, development and human rights fields.
Prakash Loungani is Senior Fellow at OCP Policy Center and advisor in the IMF's Research Department. He is also an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management and Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He has more than 25 years of job experience at the IMF, the Federal Reserve System and the University of Florida. His research interests include causes of unemployment; global housing markets; impacts of energy price shocks; and assessment of forecasting performance.