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Statistics Working Paper N. 55 - 2013/6 - This paper looks beyond the broad notion of social capital – which has been applied to a number of different phenomena – in order to clarify (i) the range of different elements that are encompassed by the term; and (ii) what needs to be done to further statistical research and development in order to lay the groundwork for establishing guidelines for better comparative measures in the future.
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.
OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.9% in October 2013. Unchanged from the two previous months. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in October 2013, 13.1 million more than in July 2008.
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Composite leading indicators (CLIs) are calculated for 29 OECD countries (Iceland is not included), 6 non-member economies and 9 zone aggregates. A country CLI comprises a set of component series selected from a wide range of key short-term economic indicators mainly covered in the MEI database.
Composite leading indicators point to an improving economic outlook in most major economies
Data is available in index and in percentage change on the same period of the previous year. Producer prices are PPI for manufacturing. However, some countries do not produce a PPI and a wholesale price index is used as a proxy. In addition, some countries do not have an index which covers only manufacturing. The series are updated continuously.
Data is available in index and in percentage change on the same period of the previous year. Consumer Prices Indices (CPI) are a general measure of inflation. CPI "all items non-food non-energy" is a measure of core inflation as used by the OECD although other approaches may be used by other organisations. The series are updated continuously.
This dataset contains predominantly quarterly labour statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 34 OECD member countries and selected non-member economies.
Job vacancies, total, new vacancies (flow), unfilled vacancies (stock), job Vacancies, public sector - Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously)
Current account balance, exports and imports of goods and services (millions $US). The series are updated continuously.