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  • 4-January-2019

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    OECD Economic Survey of the United States: Research Findings on Employment and Financial Vulnerability

    This volume collects four studies that were prepared as background research to the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of the United States. Using micro-data survey responses, regional and sectorial data, these studies seek to provide insights into employment responds to labour market disruption and the drivers of household financial vulnerability in the United States. This volume represents a collaborative effort by a team of OECD and academic researchers.
  • 5-December-2018

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for the United States

    The tax-to-GDP ratio in the United States increased by 1.2 percentage points, from 25.9% in 2016 to 27.1% in 2017. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2% over the same period.

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  • 7-November-2018

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    Stemming the Superbug Tide in the United States

    Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in the United States have increased in recent years, from 20% in 2005 to 23% in 2015, and could go up to 25% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in the United States were higher than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).

  • 16-July-2018

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  • 4-July-2018

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2018 - Key findings for the United States

    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.

  • 15-June-2018

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    A broken social elevator? Key findings for United States

    A broken social elevator? Key findings for United States

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  • 6-June-2018

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    Economic Survey of the United States 2018

    Amid strong outlook for U.S. economy, risks abound

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  • 25-April-2018

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for the United States

    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%.

  • 6-March-2018

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    Measuring Tax Support for R&D and Innovation - country profiles

    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.

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  • 24-January-2018

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    Ageing and Employment Policies: United States 2018 - Working Better with Age and Fighting Unequal Ageing

    In the United States, employment rates at older ages are comparatively high at 62% among 55-64 year-olds against 59% on average in OECD countries in 2016. However, there are large disparities across population groups. Early retirement remains a widespread phenomenon, especially among workers from vulnerable socio-economic backgrounds. Preventing old-age disparities in terms of employment outcomes and retirement income from widening is crucial. This report looks at the various pathways out of the labour market for older workers, and how employers can be supported to retain and hire older workers. It examines the best ways that the United States can promote the employability of workers throughout their working lives and more equal outcomes among older workers.
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