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  • Statistical Insights: Merchandise trade statistics without asymmetries

    To properly understand global trade patterns we need high quality, consistent and harmonised statistics on international merchandise trade. Currently available statistics, however, fall short of this standard.

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  • The OECD Statistics Newsletter - All issues

    In this issue: How’s Life? 2017 (OECD); Development Co-operation Report 2017: Bringing data to the centre of development policy (PARIS21, OECD); Highlights from EIGE's third edition of the Gender Equality Index European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE); How Good is Your Job? (OECD) and more.

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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 unemployment rate in December 2017 falls below its pre-crisis level

OECD Harmonised Unemployment Rates, s.a.
AllOECD unemployment rate in December 2017 falls below its pre-crisis level‌‌‌‌‌‌

12/02/2018 - The OECD unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point in December 2017, to 5.5%. This is 0.1 percentage point lower than the level just before the financial crisis (April 2008), reflecting an increase in the active population, with the total number of unemployed people, at 34.8 million, still remaining 2.2 million above its pre-crisis level. 


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