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The United States is ranked 24th among the 34 OECD member countries in decreasing order with a tax wedge for an average single worker at 31.5% in 2014, compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for the United States identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
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The tax burden in the United States of America increased by 1percentage point from 24.4% to 25.4% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The United States is the only OECD country that employs a retail sales tax rather than a value added tax (VAT) as the principal consumption tax.
Le nombre d’immigrés admis aux États-Unis comme résidents permanents légaux (LPR) au cours de l’année budgétaire 2012 a diminué de 2.9 % par rapport à l’année précédente pour atteindre 1 031 000
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
Regards sur l'éducation 2014 : données analytiques par pays
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While a large proportion of adults in the United States have university-level education, the tertiary attainment rate is increasing much faster in many other countries.
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The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.