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OECD employment levels recovering, but 'job quality is low'

An OECD official said that, compared to the US and elsewhere, Japanese firms tend not to make optimum use of workers' skills, which is reflected in relatively low productivity, lagging profitability and low-wage growth.


THE good news is that levels of employment in the 35 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will finally return next year to where they were 10 years earlier, before the global financial crisis, said the OECD in its latest annual