A joint venture between the Korean government and the OECD, the Centre works with competition authorities in the Asian region to develop and implement effective competition law and policy. Read more about the Centre's work.
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Compared to many other OECD countries, Korea has shown a stronger labour market recovery from the crisis with employment increasing steadily and unemployment remaining low. The employment rate returned to its pre-crisis level of 64.0% in 2011, and has since risen further to reach 66.1% in May 2015, its highest level since 1982.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Korea has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) but the burden of diabetes is relatively large.
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Levels of alcohol consumption in Korea decreased substantially in the last 30 years and, in 2012, consumption reached the OECD average of 9.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita.
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Korea has the 5th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Korea faced a tax wedge of 21.5% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
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Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.
This publication contains statistics on fisheries in OECD member countries (with the exception of Austria, Israel and Slovenia) and some non-member economies (Argentina, Colombia, Latvia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand) from 2006 to 2013. Data provided concern fishing fleet capacity, employment in fisheries, fish landings, aquaculture production, recreational fisheries, government financial transfers, and imports and exports of fish.
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This country note for from Going for Growth 2015 Korea identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.