Statistics Directorate


  • Statistics Newsletter, Nov. 2016

    In the latest issue: Value of Official Statistics: Convincing our stakeholders, measuring value of statistics (UNECE, CSO Ireland and OECD); Implementing the 2015 OECD Frascati Manual to gain new insights on R&D (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 Australian 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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OECD employment rate increases to 67.0% in the third quarter of 2016 

Employment rates
Percentage of the working-age populationQES, Eng, Home/300‌‌‌‌‌‌

18/01/2017 - The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age in employment – increased for the fourteenth straight quarter, to 67.0%, in the third quarter of 2016, up 0.1 percentage point on the previous quarter. 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 0.2 percentage point, to 71.7%.



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