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Provides access to long time series of growth rates for a number of Key Economic Indicators (GDP, production, cyclical indicators, standardised unemployment rates, prices, financial indicators, trade...) collected within the Main Economic Indicators database.
The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 8.0% in March 2013, compared with 8.1% in the previous month. However, this small decline masks diverging patterns across countries.
The OECD harmonised unemployment rates (seasonally adjusted) give the numbers of unemployed persons as a percentage of the civilian labour force. Civilian labour force being the sum of unemployed persons and civilian employed persons. The definition of employment and unemployment conforms with the definition adopted by the 13th Conference of Labour Statisticians (generally referred to as the ILO guidelines) with the exception that
The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012, 0.1 percentage point higher than in the previous quarter and 0.2 percentage points higher than one year ago.
The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 8.0% in February 2013, compared with 8.1% in the previous month. The unemployment rate in the euro area was stable (at 12.0%) in February, but still 1.1 percentage point higher than its mid-90’s peak.
Growth in Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area accelerated to 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to 0.2% in the third quarter. Overall, growth in labour compensation per unit of labour input slowed marginally (to 0.3% compared to 0.4% in the third quarter). But this was more than offset by a significant slowdown in labour productivity (minus 0.3% compared to plus 0.2% in the previous quarter).
The OECD unemployment rate increased to 8.1% in January 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in December 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
This dataset contains predominantly quarterly labour statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 34 OECD member countries and selected non-member economies.
The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.0% in the third quarter of 2012, unchanged from the previous quarter and 0.2 percentage points higher than one year ago.