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  • Statistical Insights: What does household debt say about financial resilience?

    Household debt levels increased rapidly in many economies in the run-up to the 2007-2008 financial crisis, fuelled in part by easy credit and rising property prices. Ratios of debt to annual income – used by lenders to determine households’ repayment capacity – then reached record highs across OECD countries. These debt levels have since continued to rise in most OECD 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 67.6% in the second quarter of 2017

Employment rates
Employment as a percentage of the working-age population

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17/10/2017 - The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age in employment – increased by 0.2 percentage point in the second quarter of 2017, to 67.6%; 3.2 percentage points above the 2009 low and 1.0 percentage point above the previous peak in 2008. Around 559 million persons were employed in the second quarter of 2017, 26 million more than in the second quarter of 2008.


              

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