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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Sweden increased by 0.8 percentage points, from 43.3% in 2015 to 44.1% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
La Suède n’a toujours pas mis en œuvre la réforme de son Code pénal, contrairement aux recommandations en ce sens que le Groupe de travail lui avait adressées dès juin 2012.
This new OECD series aims to highlight the latest data in selected countries, to explain their health care systems and to provide key information in a clear and concise way. Each country snapshot highlights the most pertinent issues, be it smoking, obesity, surgical interventions, consumption of antibiotics, physicians density, etc., with the help of key statistics and are followed by brief policy recommendations.
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Unemployment has fallen in Sweden but slower than on average across OECD countries. At 6.7% in April, unemployment is slightly above its pre-crisis level in 2007.
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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Sweden had the 9th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Sweden faced a tax wedge of 42.8% 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.