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Unit labour costs in the total economy rose 0.3% in OECD countries in the third quarter of 2009, the same rate of growth as in the previous quarter.
The unemployment rate for the OECD area was 8.8% in December 2009, unchanged from the previous month but up by 1.8 percentage points from a year earlier.
OECD composite leading indicators (CLIs) for December 2009 provide stronger signals of an expansionary economic outlook than last month.
Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to December 2009, compared with a rise of 1.3% in November 2009.
Merchandise trade volumes of the Group of seven (G7) countries grew in third quarter of 2009 after stabilising in the second but were still were significantly below the levels of 2008.