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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Sweden increased by 0.8 percentage points, from 43.3% in 2015 to 44.1% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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Unemployment has fallen in Sweden but slower than on average across OECD countries. At 6.7% in April, unemployment is slightly above its pre-crisis level in 2007.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
Sweden weathered the global financial and economic crisis with limited damage,thanks to strong macroeconomic, fiscal and financial fundamentals, as well as a competitive and diversified business sector.