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Report by the Electronic Discussion Group on Measuring Trust in Official StatisticsThe OECD hopes that countries will find the model survey questionnaire useful and that many will implement it or embed questions contained in it in their national surveys.
Working Party on Financial Statistics - 24 October - 27 October (9:30 a.m.) 2011
The euro area unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point (for the eighth consecutive month) to 10.8% in February, maintaining a record high since the start of the global financial crisis.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to point to a positive change in momentum in the OECD as a whole but with some divergence between major economies.
Glossary for OECD Composite Leading Indicators
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The OECD system of composite leading indicators (CLIs), developed in the 1970s, has been the subject of a methodological review to ensure that it maintains its position as an effective leading indicator of business cycles and economic activity. This document provides detailed information about this new methodology.
Sluggish demand slows OECD GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2011
The OECD Business Cycle Clock has been designed to better visualize business cycles - fluctuations of economic activity around their long term potential level - and how some key economic indicators interact with the business cycle.
OECD area annual inflation was stable at 2.8% in the year to February, with diverging and offsetting movements in energy and food price inflation.
Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the OECD area rose by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared with 0.2 per cent in the previous quarter, according to early estimates. This pick up in ULCs mainly reflects higher labour compensation per unit of labour input.