Statistics and Data Directorate


  • The Statistics Newsletter, December 2019

    In this issue: In this issue: Gimme affordable shelter: building an OECD housing strategy; It’s time for a change!; Identifying environmentally related tax revenues in revenue statistics; Measuring international trade price indices; SEEA experimental ecosystem accounting: towards mainstreaming ecosystems into policy and decision-making; 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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OECD employment rate increases slightly in the third quarter of 2019

 Employment rates
Percentage of the working-age population

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20/01/2020 - The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – increased to 68.9% in the third quarter of 2019, from 68.7% in the previous quarter.

Compared to the previous quarter, the employment rate in the third quarter of 2019 was stable in the euro area (at 67.9%, following continuous increases since the fourth quarter of 2013). Within the euro area, the employment rate increased by more than 0.5 percentage point in Estonia (to 75.7%), Latvia (to 72.7%) and Portugal (to 70.8%) but declined by 0.3 percentage point or more in France (to 65.2%), Luxembourg (to 67.9%) and Slovenia (to 71.5%).



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