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  • The Statistics Newsletter, June 2019

    In this issue: Falling ill. Struggling to make ends meet. Having enough money in old age; How’s Life in the Digital Age?; How far are OECD countries from achieving the SDGs?; Statistical Capacity Outlook and Monitor: Two new tools to track progress towards the development of SDG data in low-income countries and more.

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  • Gender Data Portal

    The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, governance, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed.

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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What's new

OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.2% in May 2019

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OECD unemployment rate‌‌

09/07/2019 - The OECD unemployment rate was stable in May 2019 at 5.2%, 0.3 percentage point below its June 2007 low. Across the OECD area, 33.1 million people were unemployed.

In the euro area, the unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point, to 7.5% in May, with declines of 0.2 percentage point in Italy (to 9.9%) and Spain (to 13.6%).


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