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  • The Statistics Newsletter, June 2019

    In this issue: Falling ill. Struggling to make ends meet. Having enough money in old age; How’s Life in the Digital Age?; How far are OECD countries from achieving the SDGs?; Statistical Capacity Outlook and Monitor: Two new tools to track progress towards the development of SDG data in low-income countries and more.

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  • Gender Data Portal

    The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, governance, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed.

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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OECD unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in April 2019

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OECD unemployment rate‌‌‌‌

13/06/2019 - The OECD unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point, to 5.2%, in April 2019. Across the OECD, 33.2 million people were unemployed.

In the euro area, the unemployment rate declined in April by 0.1 percentage point for the second consecutive month, to 7.6%. It fell by 0.2 percentage point in Spain (to 13.8%, having decreased almost every month since its July 2013 peak) and Lithuania (to 5.8%). By contrast, the unemployment rate increased by 0.2 percentage point in Portugal, to 6.7%, but remained more than 10 percentage points below its January 2013 peak.


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