OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.9% in October 2013. Unchanged from the two previous months. Across the OECD area, 47.8 million persons were unemployed in October 2013, 13.1 million more than in July 2008.
Composite leading indicators point to an improving economic outlook in most major economies
OECD annual inflation slows to 1.5% in September 2013. This slowdown in the annual rate of inflation was mainly driven by lower food and energy prices.
Merchandise trade imports and exports in G7 and BRICS economies grew by 1.4% during the third quarter of 2013, offsetting the contractions seen in the previous quarter.