The economic downturn and the financial turmoil are intensifying fiscal pressures. In the longer-term, progress towards fiscal sustainability and improving the quality of the public finances remain priorities.
Updated continuously. Includes population and employment in persons (national concept), employment in persons by industry (domestic concept) and employment in full-time equivalents by industry (domestic concept) from 1970 to latest available. Source: OECD Annual National Accounts Database .
Notes to statistical annex tables 38-54, Sources and Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook.
The OECD projections are conditional on a set of technical assumptions, which comprises: unchanged exchange rates, as of a given date; unchanged fiscal and monetary policies; and a projected path of oil and non-oil commodity prices.
Bibliography of the Sources & Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook.
Notes to statistical annex tables 55-63, Sources and Methods of the OECD Economic Outlook.
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Special chapter from Economic Outlook No. 84, November 2008.
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OECD Chief Economist, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel's presentation on 18 November, 2008 at the OECD-World Bank joint conference on innovation and sustainable growth in a globalized world.
OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.
As the financial crisis deepens and spreads, a decisive policy action is needed to restore confidence and restart the flow of credit, according to Mr.Gurría.