The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 7.9% in July 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to signal diverging growth patterns across major economies. The CLIs point to improvements in growth in most major OECD countries but stabilising or slowing momentum in large emerging economies.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to July 2013 compared with 1.8% in the year to June 2013.
Merchandise trade growth increased in the major economies during the first quarter of 2013. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2012, the value of merchandise imports and exports for the total of G7 and BRICS countries increased by 1.3% and 2.8%, respectively.
Provisional estimates show that quarterly real gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area increased by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013, up from 0.3% in the previous quarter. The OECD total was boosted by an acceleration of growth in most Major Seven economies.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) continue to signal diverging growth patterns across major economies. The CLIs point to moderate improvements in growth in most major OECD countries but stabilising or slowing momentum in large emerging economies.
The Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP) is a coordinated effort to agree on a policy-relevant, analytical model, build a measurement infrastructure and gather comparable data.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.8% in the year to June 2013 compared with 1.5% in the year to May 2013.
Business start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels – particularly in the Euro area – indicating that entrepreneurs may continue to be suffering from restrictive lending conditions, according to new OECD data released in the latest issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance.
This publication presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing micro statistics on household wealth, It addresses the common conceptual, definitional and practical problems that countries face in producing such statistics, and are meant to improve the comparability of the currently available country data. The Guidelines, prepared by an international expert group working under the auspices of the OECD, propose a set of standard concepts, definitions and classifications for micro wealth statistics, and cover different phases in the statistical production process, including sources and methods for measuring particular forms of wealth, best practice in using household surveys or other sources to compile wealth statistics, the development of analytic measures, the dissemination of data, and data quality assurance.