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This Statistics Brief presents a typology of non-observed economy (NOE) phenomena, discusses two broad classes of methods to estimate the size of the NOE (methods applied in the national accounts compilation versus macro-econometric methods), and presents national accounts based NOE estimates obtained through a survey of OECD countries in 2011-12.
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The OECD Statistics Directorate and the Agency on Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a “Letter of Intent on Statistics” on 08 April 2014.
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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 Your Better Life Index.
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OECD employment rate rises for the fourth consecutive quarter to 65.6% in first quarter of 2014

Employment rates
% working-age population

16/07/2014 - The OECD area employment rate increased by 0.2 percentage point (to 65.6%) in the first quarter of 2014, the fourth consecutive quarterly increase. 536.2 million persons were employed in the first quarter of 2014, 1.7 million more than in the previous quarter. However, the OECD employment rate is still 1.0 percentage point below its level in the second quarter of 2008.

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