OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.5% in March 2014
Composite leading indicators point to weakening growth in major emerging economies but stable growth momentum in most OECD countries
OECD annual inflation picks up to 1.6% in March 2014 but slows in Euro area
OECD countries accounted for around 50% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expressed in Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) in 2011 - the latest benchmark year - compared with about 60% in 2005, the previous benchmark year, according to new data released today by the International Comparison Program (ICP).
In the OECD's Quarterly National Accounts you can find GDP growth rates, GDP by expenditure and by industry, investment, disposable income, saving and net lending and GDP by income. Population and employment data and employment by industry are also available.
OECD employment rate at 65.3% in fourth quarter of 2013
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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.
National Accounts at a Glance presents information using an "indicator" approach, focusing on cross-country comparisons. The aim being to make the national accounts more accessible and informative, whilst, at the same time, taking the opportunity to present the conceptual underpinning of, and comparability issues inherent in, each of the indicators presented.
The range of indicators reflects the richness inherent in the national accounts dataset and encourages users to refocus some of the spotlight that is often placed on gross domestic product (GDP) to other economic important indicators, which may better respond to their needs. The publication is broken down into eight key chapters, and provides indicators related to GDP, income, disposable income, expenditure, production, household, government, corporations and capital respectively.
OECD unemployment increases to 7.6% in February 2014
Composite leading indicators point to weakening growth in most major emerging economies but continued positive growth prospects in OECD countries