G20 GDP growth steady at 0.9% in the fourth quarter of 2014
OECD unemployment rate at 7.0% in January 2015
Composite leading indicators point to positive change in growth momentum in the euro area
Statistics Working Paper N. 60, 2015/2 - Recent research suggests that younger generations are less likely to be engaged in formal forms of political participation than older ones. However, there is little evidence on the trends for non-formal participation. This paper tries to fill a gap in this field by looking at the evolution of extra-parliamentary participation in politics through various measures of civic & political engagement...
Statistics Working Paper N. 59, 2015/1 - This paper suggests that individuals feel economically insecure when they perceive a significant downside economic risk – i.e. a hazard or danger – looming in their economic future, which they are unable to adequately insure against or avoid or ignore.
Falling energy prices push OECD annual inflation down to 0.5% in January 2015
Mixed signals on trade in Q4 2014 as US dollar appreciates against major currencies
OECD GDP growth slows marginally to 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2014
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In 2009, the United Nations Statistical Commission endorsed a revised set of international standards for the compilation of national accounts: the System of National Accounts (SNA) 2008, replacing the 1993 version of the SNA. By December 2014, most OECD countries had implemented the new standards. The actual implementation however varied depending on country circumstances.
OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.1% in December 2014