Global Economy

Trade and training the American Workforce: Enhancing on-the-job worker training

The future of American innovation, growth, and prosperity depends on a highly-skilled, well-trained workforce. Most of tomorrow’s workers are already on the job—enhancing and updating their skills to compete in the high-tech global market place is key to sustaining American competitiveness. Key Findings: Worker skills are key to economic opportunity and competitiveness for the U.S. […]

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Hazardous child labor fell by two-thirds between 2000 and 2012.

The children born in 2000, now finishing 5th grade, are much less likely to work than were their elder siblings and cousins. The ILO’s newest estimates find the number of child laborers worldwide falling from 245.5 million in 2000 to 168 million in 2012. The number of younger children in hazardous work has fallen fastest, dropping by fully two-thirds from 111 million children ages 5-14 in 2000 to 38 million in 2012.

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