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Watch exclusive video from conferences, debates and other events on labor market economics, contributions from IZA World of Labor authors, and more.

  • IZA Chief Executive Officer Hilmar Schneider on IZA World of Labor

    IZA Chief Executive Officer Hilmar Schneider discusses how IZA World of Labor's mission to help society by providing evidence-based articles in an easily understandable language.

  • The labor market in Germany, 2000–2016

    The EU’s largest economy, Germany, has managed to find an effective and unique combination of flexibility and rigidity in its labor market. Institutions that typically characterize rigid labor markets are effectively balanced by flexibility instruments. Important developments since 2000 include steadily decreasing unemployment rates (since 2005), increasing participation rates, and (since 2011) moderately increasing labor compensation. The German labor market has also been remarkably robust to the impacts of the Great Recession, thus providing a useful case study for other developed countries.

  • Ulf Rinne discusses Germany's labor market

    How did Germany go from being the "sick man of Europe" to an economic powerhouse? What are the risks to its success? Does integrating refugees in the labor market work? In this video Ulf Rinne discusses Germany's labor market success.

  • The labor market in the US, 2000–2016

    As the largest economy in the world, the US labor market is crucial to the economic well-being of citizens worldwide as well as, of course, that of its own citizens. Since 2000 the US labor market has undergone substantial changes, both reflecting the Great Recession, but also resulting from some striking trends. Most interesting have been a remarkable drop in the labor force participation rate, reversing a nearly 50-year trend; the nearly full recovery of unemployment from the depths of the Great Recession; and the little-known continuing growth in post-inflation average earnings.

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