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Final Report – Back to work: Re-employment, earnings and skill use after job displacement

This report provides new and more extensive evidence of job displacement and its consequences for 14 countries. Job displacement, i.e. involuntary job loss due to economic factors such as economic downturns or structural change, is highly cyclical but has not exhibited any upwards trend over the past decade. Differences in available data sources and definitions make cross-country comparisons difficult, but it appears that displacement affects around 2-7% of employees every year in the countries for which data are available.