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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 employment rate increases to 68.7% in the first quarter of 2019

Employment rates
Percentage of the working-age population

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16/07/2019 - The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – increased by 0.1 percentage point in the first quarter of 2019, to 68.7%, driven entirely by an increase in the female employment rate (up 0.2 percentage point). Employment rates are well above previous peaks in the OECD area, the euro area and in most major OECD countries (CanadaFranceGermanyJapan and the United Kingdom), but remain below the previous peak in the United States.


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