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The U.S. labour market has steadily improved since the crisis. The employment rate for the working age population stood at 63.2% at the end of 2017 compared to a low of 60.5% in the aftermath of the crisis. The U.S. employment rate has consistently remained above the OECD average over the past decade.
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for United States
Amid strong outlook for U.S. economy, risks abound
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The United States had the 25th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in the United States faced a tax wedge of 31.7% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The 2017 OECD R&D tax incentive country profiles provide detailed information on the design features and cost of tax provisions used by countries to incentivise R&D performance by businesses, reporting on both long-term and recent trends.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Key findings for the United States from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2017"
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in the United States decreased by 0.2 percentage points, from 26.2% in 2015 to 26.0% 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.