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  • Statistics Newsletter, March 2016

    In this issue: Trust in the ABS and ABS Statistics – Five years on: A survey of informed users and the general community (2015) (ABS); Towards merchandise trade statistics without asymmetries (OECD); Measuring Job Quality: new data show the importance of quality as much as quantity (OECD)...

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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 Italian 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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New OECD indicators trace productivity growth slowdown pre- and post- crisis

OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2016, GDP per hour worked

26/05/2016 - Productivity growth – the central driver of rising economic output and material living standards – has been slowing in many advanced and emerging economies in the wake of the crisis, according to new data released today in the OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators.

In most OECD countries the slowdown has cut across nearly all sectors, affecting both large and small firms alike, but has been particularly marked in those industries where new digital and technological innovations were expected to generate productivity dividends such as in the information, communication, finance and insurance sectors. 

 

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