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.
The OECD area employment rate was 65.1% in the second quarter of 2013, 0.1 percentage point higher than in the previous quarter. This was still 1.4 percentage points below the level recorded in the second quarter of 2008, the quarter preceding the start of the global financial crisis.
Annual inflation in the G20 area was 3.0% in the year to August 2013, down from 3.2% in the year to July 2013.
Real GDP in the OECD area increased by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013, compared with 0.3% registered in the previous quarter.