Luxembourg is an advanced economy with the highest per capita income in the OECD, reflecting the dynamic services sector, notably in banking and other financial services.
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Albeit with a considerable lag, unemployment has been following the same declining path in Luxembourg as in the rest of the OECD since mid-2015. Nevertheless, at 5.9% in April, it is still 1.7 percentage points higher than its pre-crisis level in 2007, and is projected to decline by very little through to the end of 2018
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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Luxembourg had the 17th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Luxembourg faced a tax wedge of 38.4% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
As part of the STI Outlook 2016, the OECD has released policy profiles by country. These include cross-country analyses that draw on the first joint EC-OECD survey on STI policies. They focus on major STI policy areas, instruments and trends.
This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.
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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Luxembourg. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016.