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Strong GDP growth in the United States and Japan but slowdown in the euro area
Unit labour costs in the total economy rose 0.3% in OECD countries in the third quarter of 2009, the same rate of growth as in the previous quarter.
These statistics provide information on income statement and balance sheet for all banks for 17 OECD member countries. The data presented are available from 1979. Source: OECD database on Bank Profitability - Financial Statements of Banks.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.8% in December 2009, unchanged from the previous month but up by 1.8 percentage points from a year earlier.
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for December 2009 provide stronger signals of an expansionary economic outlook than last month.
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This document describes the zone aggregation methodology for the eight indicators in the OECD Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) framework.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to December 2009, compared with a rise of 1.3% in November 2009.
Merchandise trade volumes of the Group of seven (G7) countries grew in third quarter of 2009 after stabilising in the second but were still were significantly below the levels of 2008.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.8% in November 2009, the same as the previous month and 2.1 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for November 2009 provide stronger signals of recovery than in last month's assessment.