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  • The Statistics Newsletter, July 2021

    In this issue: Drawing on machine learning in the quest for effective teaching and learning; Distribution of household income, consumption and saving in line with national accounts; Improving the quality of foreign aid data through machine learning 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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What's new

OECD monthly unemployment rate fell slightly to 6.0% in August 2021

13 Oct 2021 – The OECD area monthly unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month, albeit slightly, in August 2021, to 6.0% (from 6.1% in July). While the rate remains 0.7 percentage point above the pre-pandemic rate as at February 2020, this latest update represents a continuation of the downward trend since the peak of 8.8% in April 2020, with the exception of April 2021.



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