The Netherlands is experiencing vibrant economic activity, with gross domestic product (GDP) at about 8% above its pre-crisis peak and the unemployment rate below 4%. Growth picked up to above 3% in 2017, which was well above the euro area and OECD averages.
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The Netherlands had the 18th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country had the 19th highest position in 2016. The average single worker in the Netherlands faced a tax wedge of 37.5% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The 2017 OECD R&D tax incentive country profiles provide detailed information on the design features and cost of tax provisions used by countries to incentivise R&D performance by businesses, reporting on both long-term and recent trends.
This project drew on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both the EU and the OECD in 2010.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Key findings for The Netherlands from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"