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The aim of the seminar was to contribute to the development of tools to help people transform statistics into knowledge and decisions. It was held in the context of the Global Project on “Measuring the Progress of Societies”.
In October 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.6%, up 0.1 percentage point from September.
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity, suggest a stabilisation in the pace of expansion across the OECD.
Source: OECD International Trade by Commodity Statistics (updated continuously) - Annual merchandise trade statistics of OECD countries are shown with all partner countries at 2-digit level of the Harmonised System (HS) 1988. More detailed data are available on DVD and online up to 6-digit level of the HS 1996 and up to 5-digit level of the Standard International Trade Classification (Rev.2 and Rev.3) in terms of values and quantities.
Statistics Working Paper N. 35 - 2010/6 - There is a broad recognition that the development of cross-cutting, high-quality, shared, and accessible information about a society’s progress is crucial to ensure that decision-making is simultaneously responsive and responsible at all levels. There is no single correct way to manage a project to measure societal progress - different projects will have different goals, audiences and
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to October 2010, up from 1.7% in September.
Data are available from 1980 and provide comparable information on marketable and non-marketable central government debt instruments in all OECD member countries. They are expressed either in million of US dollars or as a percentage of GDP. The coverage of the data is limited to central government debt issuance and excludes therefore state and local government debt and social security funds. Source: Central Goverment Debt Database
Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area grew by 0.6% in the third quarter of 2010.
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The recent global crisis has heightened interest in entrepreneurship as an essential element to foster economic recovery and employment growth throughout the world. But, in order to understand and promote entrepreneurship, government analysts and policymakers require sound statistical indicators, preferably comparable across countries. The OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP) develops measures of entrepreneurship
In September 2010, the OECD area unemployment rate was 8.5%, unchanged from August and broadly stable since June 2010.