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New Menu Highlights Global Job Creation Policy Ideas
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New Menu Highlights Global Job Creation Policy Ideas

Policymakers are tackling unemployment in different ways but are often unaware of solutions other countries are pursuing. CAP's new policy menu of options attempts to bridge that gap by highlighting job creation ideas from select advanced and developing economies.

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Economies around the world will need to create well more than 600 million new jobs over the next decade if they are going to stem unemployment and provide work for new entrants into the global labor market.

Policymakers are tackling unemployment in different ways but are often unaware of solutions other countries are pursuing. This policy menu of options attempts to bridge that gap by highlighting job creation ideas from select advanced and developing economies.

A new global menu of progressive policy options to get people back to work, created by the Just Jobs Network, was assembled from stimulus packages, growth plans, and ministry reports from the Americas to Asia. Most of these policies were proposed or enacted after the global economic downturn of 2008. This menu is not an endorsement of any particular set of policies. Rather, the aim is to provide a resource for policymakers to survey the variety of job creation ideas being proposed around the globe. The authors break down their analysis of the options according to actions taken in certain industrial and company sectors as well as by age and gender and other categories.

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