Statistics Directorate


  • 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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What's new

Growth in OECD Unit Labour Costs slows to 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016

OECD productivity growth remains weak
Quarter on quarter percentage change


16/06/2016 - Growth in unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area slowed to 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016 (compared with 0.6% in the previous quarter) in spite of a decline in labour productivity (by minus 0.2%, compared with zero growth in the previous quarter), as growth in compensation costs slowed (0.3%, compared with 0.6%).


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