Main Economic Indicators

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2074-4021 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/mei-data-en
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The Main Economic Indicators database includes a wide range of areas from 1961, such as quarterly national accounts, business surveys, retail sales, industrial production, construction, consumer prices, total employment, unemployment rates, interest rates, money and domestic finance, foreign finance, foreign trade, and balance of payments for OECD countries and non-member economies.

Also available in: French
Keywords: labour cost, MEI, finance, labour, employment, BOP, trade, balance of payments, earnings, consumer opinion, sales, leading indicators, production, main economic indicators, prices
 

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DOI :
10.1787/mei-lab-data-en

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This database includes data on unit labour cost, hourly earnings, labour force, registered unemployment and job vacancies.
Also available in: French

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    Hourly earnings

    A subset of the the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, hourly earnings includes seasonally adjusted average total earnings paid per employed person per hour including overtime pay and regularly recurring cash supplements. These comparative statistics include earnings series from manufacturing and the private economic sector. Data sources are mainly business surveys covering different economic sectors, but in some cases administrative data are also used. Data are expressed in index form (2005=100).

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    Labour market statistics

    A subset of the the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, Labour market statistics includes labour force, unemployment level and rate, employment by industry and services. Data are collected from sample household surveys on a monthly or quarterly basis. Data are expressed as levels, rates or indices and are available from 1952 onwards.

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    Registered unemployed and job vacancies

    A subset of the the Main Economic Indicators (MEI) database, the Registered unemployment and job vacancies dataset includes registered unemployment rates and levels and job vacancies statistics. Data are available from 1955 onwards.

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    Unit labour cost - quarterly indicators - early estimates

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) measure the average cost of labour per unit of output, calculated as the ratio of total labour costs to real output. Early estimates of quarterly (EEQ) ULCs cover total economy and are obtained by multiplying compensation of employees with a self-employment ratio.

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    Unit labour cost - quarterly indicators - benchmarked [Discontinued]

    This dataset includes quarterly unit labour costs, total labour costs, real output, total employment to employees, labour income share ratio, labour productivity and compensation broken down by sectors. Early estimates are available in http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/data-00607-en.
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    Unit labour costs - annual indicators [Discontinued]

    This dataset includes annual unit labour costs, total labour costs, real and nominal output, total employment to employees, labour income share ratio, labour productivity and compensation broken down by sector such as industry, manufacturing, market services, construction and more. Data are available from 1929 onwards.

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