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The Quality Framework sets guidelines for improving quality of OECD statistics, addressing processes for collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data and metadata
Access time series data for 21 key economic variables as originally published in each monthly edition of the MEI from February 1999 onwards. Accessing this source of originally published data will enable analysts to test the likely effectiveness of econometric models in simulated real-time. It will also enable users to study the magnitude and direction of subsequent revisions to published statistics.
Monetary aggregate indices presented are Narrow money (M1) and Broad money (M3). They are calculated as averages of the monthly figures. For all countries which do not provide data corresponding to the average for the month, estimates of monthly levels have been made using end of previous and current month figures. The annual and quarterly figures are then calculated as averages of the estimated monthly data and the indices are
Source: OECD Main Economic Indicators (updated continuously) - Employment is presented in total and by broad industry and is derived from labour force sample surveys.
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.