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August 28, 2014

Launch of OECD's Education at a Glance 2014 – Tuesday, September 9

The 2014 edition of Education at Glance provides new education and skills data for 45 countries on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems. It also draws on the OECD databases of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), and Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), providing the richest international evidence base on education and skills ever produced. For more information on Education at a Glance click here.


 
August 28, 2014

Launch of OECD's Employment Outlook 2014 – Wednesday, September 3

Ahead of the G20 Labour Ministers’ Meeting in Melbourne, Australia, the OECD will release the Employment Outlook 2014 at 05.00am ET on Wednesday 3 September. In addition to an update on labour market developments and forecasts for 2015, this year’s edition analyses the impact of the crisis on wages, presents a new framework to measure job quality and reveals why an overreliance on temporary work hurts individuals and economies. For more information on the Employment Outlook click here.


 
August 26, 2014

United States GDP Growth Rebounds in the Second Quarter of 2014

In the United States, real GDP growth rebounded strongly to 1.0%, following the winter-driven contraction of 0.5% in the previous quarter, while across the OECD provisional estimates show that quarterly real (GDP) increased by 0.4% in the second quarter of 2014, up from 0.2% in the previous quarter. The OECD total masks, however, a wide spectrum of patterns across countries.


 
August 25, 2014

OECD and China Expand Cooperation in PISA Education Program

The OECD and China have announced that they will expand their cooperation in PISA, following the successful implementation of PISA 2009 and 2012 in Shanghai. The provinces of Beijing, Jiangsu and Guangdong will take part in the 2015 survey, in addition to Shanghai.