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The Japanese economy is recovering after having suffered severe shocks from the 2008 financial and economic crisis and the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
The United States is one of the top performers among OECD countries in terms of both productivity and labour utilisation. It has shown signs recently of a broader-based recovery taking hold with growth gaining momentum.
India has rebounded swiftly after the global economic crisis, but is experiencing a slowdown in economic growth since 2012.
South Africa has experienced a relatively weak recovery from the great economic crisis compared to other BRIICS countries.
Like many other European countries, France faces key challenges in the job market. Productivity is relatively high but growing slowly, and the economy is held back by persistently high unemployment and low participation of older workers.
Australia has weathered the global economic crisis relatively well and enjoyed robust growth in per capita income, fostered by favourable terms of trade and high employment rates. However, productivity gains have slowed in recent years and the level remains below that of leading OECD countries.
Russia has demonstrated good resilience during the financial and economic crisis, though the speed of convergence has been lower than in most BRIICS countries, and growth has slowed more recently.
Korea has achieved robust economic growth relative to other OECD countries since the financial and economic crisis, but its growth prospects are burdened by high levels of household debt and, in the medium term, rapid population ageing.
China has shown strong resilience during the crisis, maintaining overall high growth rates, even though the pace has been decelerating since 2011.
Turkey has demonstrated good resilience during the financial and economic crisis though growth has been slowing more recently. Policy challenges include addressing infrastructure shortfalls, improving access to quality education, and achieving a better balance in social protection in order to foster job creation and employment in the formal sector.