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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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What's new

OECD GDP growth stable at 0.4% in the first quarter of 2016

Gross domestic product
Percentage change on the previous quarter, s.a.

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20/05/2016 - Growth of real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area was unchanged, at 0.4%, in the first quarter of 2016, but with diverging growth patterns across major economies, according to provisional estimates.  

In the United Kingdom and the United States, growth decelerated to 0.4% and 0.1%, respectively in the first quarter, compared with 0.6% and 0.3% in the previous quarter.

 

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