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The tax wedge for the average single worker in the United States decreased by 2.2 percentage points from 31.8 in 2017 to 29.6 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).
And risks are biased on the downside. Materialisation of these risks, alone, or combined, could derail the global outlook, all the more that trade and financial integration have made the G20 economies highly interdependant. In this context, I would like to insist on the benefits of policy cooperation
With the strong support of both the G7 and the G20, the OECD’s work on international tax has made great strides in the areas of tax transparency, the implementation of the BEPS measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance and in supporting capacity building in developing countries.
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
I would like to thank our colleagues from the International Federation of Accountants for hosting this event and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland for their financial support to the work of the IO partnership.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Washington, from 11 to 13 April 2019 to attend a G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, and the 2019 International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring Meetings.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in New York on 10 April 2019 to attend the 6th Annual Meeting of International Organisations The Contribution of International Organisations to an International Rule Based System, where he will deliver remarks at the Opening session, presenting the initial findings of the work by the IO Partnership
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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
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Risks That Matter 2018 Country Highlights: United States