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September 15, 2014

U.S. and Canada to See Stronger Growth Amid Uneven Global Recovery, OECD Says

A moderate expansion is underway in most major advanced and emerging economies, but growth remains weak in the euro area, which runs the risk of prolonged stagnation if further steps are not taken to boost demand, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Assessment. 

September 09, 2014

Canada Shows Highest Level of Tertiary Education Attainment, Says OECD

According to new OECD data, Canada has a highly educated population, due in large part to high attainment rates at the college level. Furthermore, Canadian adults rank near the OECD average on foundational skills development, while Canadian youth rank above average.

September 09, 2014

Educational Attainment and Mobility Slowing in the United States, OECD Finds

The proportion of adults in the U.S. population with a tertiary qualification is growing more slowly than in most OECD countries, while fewer Americans are achieving an educational level which is higher than that of their parents, a new OECD study finds.

September 04, 2014

OECD Appoints Catherine L. Mann as New Chief Economist

Secretary-General, Angel Gurría  is pleased to announce the appointment of  Ms. Catherine L. Mann as the new OECD Chief Economist. Her appointment will reinforce the OECD’s commitment to identifying and promoting better policies for better lives around the world. Ms. Mann replaces Pier Carlo Padoan, who became Italy’s Minister of Economy and Finance in February 2014, and will take up her post in October. 

September 03, 2014

U.S. Jobs Recovery to Remain Strong in 2015; Mixed Outlook Across OECD

The decline in U.S. unemployment gained momentum in the six months to April 2014, falling to 6.3% – 3.7 percentage points below its cyclical peak and 1.3 percentage points above its pre-crisis level, a new OECD report finds. According to the Employment Outlook 2014, the U.S. jobs recovery between the fourth quarters of 2013 and 2015 is expected to be above OECD average, with unemployment falling to 5.9 percent in 2015. 


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