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The tax wedge for the average single worker in Ireland increased by 0.1 percentage points from 32.6 in 2017 to 32.7 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).
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Risks That Matter 2018 Country Highlights: Ireland
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Ireland decreased by 0.5 percentage points, from 23.3% in 2016 to 22.8% in 2017. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2% over the same period.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Ireland.
Living standards are high in Ireland, with recent improvements underpinned by the strongest post-crisis output recovery in the OECD.