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  • Statistical Insights: PPPs - not only about Big Macs

    ‌All travellers know that the prices of goods and services vary between countries. In order to capture these price differences, Eurostat and the OECD collect data on the prices of identical goods and services in their member countries, and compile “Purchasing Power Parities” (PPPs) – conversion rates that neutralise price differences between countries.

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  • Households' economic well-being: the OECD dashboard

    The OECD has developed a dashboard of household statistics that allows you to see how households are faring in OECD countries. We have also developed a series of country specific stories that provide a more detailed analysis of households; this quarter: Spotlight on Irish households

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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 employment rate increases to 67.4% in the first quarter of 2017 

Employment rates
% working-age population

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17/07/2017 - OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age in employment – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the first quarter of 2017, to 67.4%. In the same period, the OECD labour force participation rate (i.e. the share of people of working-age who are either employed or unemployed) increased by 0.1 percentage point, to 71.8%.

         

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