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The effective exchange rate index is a chain-linked index. Percentage changes in the index are calculated by comparing the change in the index based on consumer prices for the country concerned (expressed in US dollars at market exchange rates) to a weighted average of changes in its competitors' indices (also expressed in US dollars), using the weighting matrix of the current year. The indices of real effective exchange rates are
Unemployment rates and levels derived from labour force surveys. The series are updated continuously.
The Standardised Confidence Indicators (for manufacturing industry and consumers) are confidence indicators comparable across countries. Comparability has been achieved by careful selection of national indicators, and by smoothing, centring, and amplitude adjusting these series. The series are updated continuously.
This dataset includes annual statistics on population, working age population by sex. Data is available in thousands of persons and indices (2000=100) for the 30 OECD member countries and 4 zones (European Union of fifteen, Euro area, Major Seven and OECD-Total). Source: OECD Labour Force Statistics
Access time series of immediate (overnight), short-term (3 month interbank rate), and long-term (10 yr bonds) interest rates for OECD countries and major non-member economies. The series are updated continuously.
The exchange rates present daily averages of spot rates quoted for the US dollar on national markets expressed as national currency unit per US dollar. The series are updated continuously.
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Hourly earnings correspond to seasonally adjusted average total earnings in manufacturing and private sector paid per employed person per hour, including overtime pay and regularly recurring
Unemployment statistics derived from administrative registers. The series are updated continuously.
International trade data show seasonally adjusted imports, exports and trade balance data in Billions $US for OECD countries and major non-member economies. Imports consist of: (i) imports for direct domestic consumption; (ii) withdraw. The series are updated continuously.
The assessment is little changed compared to last month for most countries, but the CLIs for Japan, United States and Russia are showing stronger signs of a positive change in momentum and remain above long-term trend.