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January 13, 2015

OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.2% in November 2014

The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 7.2% in November 2014.The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point in November in both Canada (to 6.6%) and the United States(to 5.8%), while it was stable in Japan (at 3.5%). More recent data referring to December show that the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point (to 5.6%) in the United States, while it was stable in Canada.

January 8, 2015

Mexico has a Unique Opportunity to Boost Growth and Share Prosperity More Widely, According to the OECD

Mexico now has the chance to dramatically boost growth rates and resume convergence of its living standards towards those of advanced economies, reduce pervasive labour market informality and drive down high rates of poverty and income inequality.

December 10, 2014

Tax Revenues Rebounding From the Crisis but Tax Mix Varying Widely, OECD says

Tax burdens and revenue collection in advanced economies are reaching record levels not seen since before the global financial crisis, but the tax mix continues varying widely across countries, according to new OECD research published today.


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