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This Compendium represents one of the first attempts to respond to the demand for comparative information on the conditions of people.s lives in developed market economies.
The OECD area unemployment rate of 8.2% in March 2011 was unchanged from February following three consecutive monthly decreases.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) are pointing to some divergence in the pace of economic activity across major economies.
OECD annual inflation accelerates to 2.7% in March 2011
The OECD's Business Demography database contains information on variables such as birth rates (business entries), death rates (business exits) survival rates, or High-Growth enterprises rate for most OECD countries.
This page gathers available overview information on the progress of OECD's new Statistical Information System (SIS).
Source: OECD International Trade by Commodity Statistics (updated continuously) - Conversion factors are used to convert ITCS data from national currencies into United States dollars. The conversion factors are the rates provided to the UNSD either by the country concerned or compiled by the IMF. Trade conversion factors are weighted monthly or quarterly exchange rates, the weights being the corresponding monthly or quarterly values
The OECD area unemployment rate fell again in February 2011 to 8.2%, down 0.1 percentage point from January.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for February 2011, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue pointing to expansion in most OECD countries.
Real GDP in the OECD area grew by 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net exports and private consumption were the main contributors partly offset by an unwinding of inventories.