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Consumer confidence in the OECD area has levelled out since January 2010, possibly announcing a new peak or maybe just indicating uncertainty in the coming months. Confidence levels remain historically low, a result of the financial crisis and indicating that the effects of the crisis are continuing to be felt by consumers who remain pessimistic about the future.
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Statistics Working Paper N. 33 - 2010/4 - This paper looks at different experiences in the development and use of societal progress indicator sets . at the European, national and sub-national level . with the aim of identifying useful lessons from these experiences. Five case studies are presented: the indicators used to support the EU ¡ªLisbon Strategy.; the UK Sustainable Development indicators; Measures of Australia.s Progress;
Statistics Working Paper N. 32 - 2010/3 - Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet,
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The Consumer Price Indices (CPI) series published by the OECD have been the subject of a recent methodological review to ensure and improve their quality and international comparability across the 31 OECD member countries.
The review process mainly consisted in 1) a survey to collect annual expenditure weights for national CPI for the 31 OECD member countries at detailed level of the COICOP classification, 2) the creation of an
The feature Key Employment Statistics allows cross-country comparisons on labour market indicators, outcomes, policies and institutions.
Source: OECD System of Unit Labour Cost Indicators (updated quarterly at end Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) - Annual Unit Labour Costs in levels and indices, Labour Compensation, Labour Productivity, Labour...
This publication provides information on financial statements of banks in all OECD member countries.
The data and a range of other indicators of the crisis and its aftermath can be found in the OECD’s Factbook 2010, an annual digest of economic, social and environmental statistics.
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