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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 area employment rate rose to 66.8% in the first quarter of 2021, but wide disparities across countries are visible

26 July 2021 – The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – rose to 66.8% in the first quarter of 2021, from 66.7% in the previous quarter. Some care is needed in interpreting the latest developments in the OECD employment rate, as methodological changes to the EU Labour Force Survey blur the comparison between the fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 for EU countries.  


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