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In a keynote speech delivered at the OECD 3rd World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy, Mr. Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.
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The data presented are an extract (Switzerland) of the database Monthly Statistics of International Trade (MSIT) , which provides detailed monthly, quarterly and annual data on trade by OECD member countries and groups of member coutries with partner countries and group of partner countries. MSIT is also available as monthly paper publication.
After the continued drop in quarterly merchandise trade volumes of the Group of seven (G7) countries during the last quarter 2008 and first quarter 2009, the trend reversed with more stable growth volumes in the second quarter 2009.
Statistics Working Paper N. 29 - 2009/3 - This paper investigates the notion and role of trust in modern societies as a first step towards the construction of indicators that could better inform our understanding of societal progress. Trust is commonly viewed as a proxy indicator of social capital, and a high level of trust is considered a factor that can enhance economic growth and social well-being. Indicators of trust inform about
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.6% in August 2009, 0.1 percentage point higher than the previous month and 2.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for August 2009 continue to point to recovery in all major economies with CLIs for France and Italy pointing to a potential expansion
Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.
This document is a revision of the 2001 Manual, to take account of new developments and to ensure consistency with the revised System of National Accounts.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.5% in July 2009, the same as the previous month and 2.4 percentage points higher than a year earlier.