Denmark - OECD report recommends support for low-skilled - January 01, 2017

The country’s flexible labour market allows employers to hire and fire workers in line with fluctuating demand. With the strong focus on activation and high spending on measures geared at helping jobseekers back into employment, many displaced workers receive the support and encouragement needed to find a new job. The unemployment benefit system provides income support to insured jobseekers in periods of unemployment. Nevertheless, challenges remain: despite the 2016 unemployment insurance reform fostering incentives to accept short-term, fixed-term and part-time employment, as a stepping stone back into jobs, benefit coverage remains a major challenge as many low-wage and low-skilled workers are not covered by the system.

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