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This dataset contains predominantly quarterly labour statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 34 OECD member countries and selected non-member economies.
The OECD area employment rate – defined as the share of people of working-age who are employed – was 65.0% in the third quarter of 2012, unchanged from the previous quarter and 0.2 percentage points higher than one year ago.
Statistics Working Paper N. 49 - 2012/5 - We estimate the business-cycles of G7 countries, as defined by an ideal 2-10 year bandpass filter applied to country-specific GDP target series (GDP-BP). The paper shows that efficiency gains by the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach (MDFA)over HP are substantial along the full revision-sequence and they are consistent across countries as well as over time, when referenced against GDP-BP.
Business competitiveness and export performance are increasingly tied to countries’ integration into global production chains and a willingness to open markets to wider imports, according to preliminary international trade data released today by the OECD and the WTO.
The Trade in Value Added initiative accounts for the double counting implicit in current gross flows of trade, and instead measures flows related to the value that is added (labour compensation, taxes and profits) by a country in the production of any good or service that is exported.
The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in November 2012, unchanged from the previous month.
Real GDP growth in the OECD area increased by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2012, compared with 0.2% in the second quarter.
Monthly monetary and financial statistics contains financial statistics on five separate subjects: monetary aggregates, interest rates, exchange rates, reserve assets, and share prices.
Retail trade (volume) series are shown as seasonally adjusted indices. For most countries, the volume indices are compiled by national sources. For the remaining countries, the value figures have been deflated by OECD using an appropriate consumer price index. The series are updated continuously.
Access the full database of consumer opinion and business tendency indicators for all sectors of the economy covering OECD countries, China, Brazil, Indonesia, India, South Africa and Russia. The series are updated continuously.