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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.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 2.4% in the year to February 2011, compared with 2.2% in January - the highest rate since October 2008.
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This Statistics Brief provides some background on Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs), including their construction and application, and presents the new benchmark PPPs for 2008, produced as part of the Eurostat-OECD PPP programme. It also describes some methodological changes that have been introduced since the last benchmark PPPs in 2005 regarding the measurement of health and education services.