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The unemployment rate increased more slowly in Norway than in most OECD countries in the years following the economic crisis. Norway maintained its unemployment level well below the OECD average, but in late 2014 it started to rise.
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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Norway had the 21st highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 20th highest position in 2015. The average single worker in Norway faced a tax wedge of 36.2% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
The northern sparsely populated areas (NSPA) of Finland, Norway and Sweden are becoming increasingly important to the geopolitical and economic interests of these countries and the European Union. These regions have unique geographical characteristics - low population density and a harsh climate - and face specific challenges due to an ageing population, long distances from markets, and high-cost land transport. However, high productivity growth is possible in low-density regions. This report sets out policy recommendations at cross-border, national and regional scales to enhance prosperity and well-being across the NSPA. This includes closer co-operation with national governments to address shared challenges and opportunities such as improving east-west transport connections and reducing occupational and skills barriers to labour mobility, and addressing barriers to business growth such as access to finance.
As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.
This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.
This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
Cette édition s’intéresse à la la façon dont les gouvernements innovent et évoluent pour relever le défi de délivrer une meilleure prestation publique et présente des données sur les finances, l’économie, l’emploi, la gestion des ressources humaines et les marchés publics.
La chute des prix du pétrole depuis 2014 a été un rappel de l'exposition de la Norvège aux risques externes et par conséquent l'importance d'une économie flexible et compétitive.