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The OECD area unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.9% in April 2012, around the same rate observed since January 2011, but 2.3 percentage points higher than the level recorded four years earlier. Differences in unemployment rates across OECD countries remain large.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend continue to point to divergence between economies.
Start-up rates in most countries are edging back toward their pre-crisis levels, but not all countries have seen significant acceleration in new businesses, according to a new OECD report.
Merchandise trade grew moderately in most major economies in the first quarter of 2012. Total imports and exports of G7 and BRICS grew by 1.0% and 0.6% respectively.
Annual inflation in the OECD area slowed to 2.5% in the year to April 2012, compared with 2.7% in the year to March 2012.
Provisional estimates show that quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2012, up from 0.2% in the previous quarter.
Updated on a daily basis. These statistics are an extract from the database: OECD Quarterly National Accounts. TIPS ...
The OECD area unemployment rate was stable at 8.2% in March 2012, the same level recorded since February 2011. This flatness is largely the result of increasing rates in some euro area countries being offset by declines in North America.
The OECD area employment rate was 64.9% in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to new quarterly labour market statistics from the OECD.
Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, point to regained momentum in the OECD area but with divergence between economies.