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Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 3.3% in the year to September 2011, compared with 3.2% in the year to August - the highest rate since October 2008.
The Meeting of the Working Party on International Trade in Goods and Trade in Services Statistics (WPTGS) will be held on 7-9 November 2011 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris (Room 10).
Statistics Working Paper N. 42- 2011/7 - This Statistics Working Paper reports on work undertaken within the Statistics Directorate to measure the value of household production of non-market services, in order to better compare material well-being across countries. The work is being conducted under the aegis of the National Accounts Working Party and as input into the broader OECD activity on Measuring Progress. It responds to the
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This paper presents the methodology and data sources used in the PDBi. There are also first results on labour productivity and MFP by industry, and growth accounts. Finally, the document indicates how to access PDB and PDBi series.
Statistics Working Paper N. 41- 2011/6 - This paper summarizes the outcomes of the first phase of the OECD human capital project. In so doing, it shows the feasibility of applying the lifetime income approach to measuring human capital forcomparative analysis, both across countries and over time. It also highlights the feasibility of applying the methodology to the categorical data (i.e. by 5-year or 10-year age group) that are
Statistics Working Paper N. 40- 2011/5 - Following recommendations from the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission (2009), this OECD Statistics Working Paper proposes the use of a new methodology to measure the joint distribution of households. income, consumption and wealth. Based on a multidimensional extension of the Atkinson generalized mean framework, the paper justifies the application of this methodology based on a set of standard
The recent surge in social movements is a clear call for an economy with a more human face. Reconciling long-term economic growth and people’s well-being can be achieved if structural policies focus on what matters most to people in advanced and less-advanced economies alike, said Angel Gurría.
The OECD area unemployment rate was steady at 8.2% in August 2011, unchanged from July. The rate has been stable at around 8.2% since January 2011.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2011, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to point to a slowdown in economic activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies.
Real GDP in the OECD area grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2011. Gross fixed investment was the main contributor, adding 0.2 percentage point to overall growth.