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2019 OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2019 Issue 1

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The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances.

Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, a special chapter on the effects of digitalisation on productivity and a chapter summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country.

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The economy remains robust, but growth is set to slow to 1.6% as the construction boom is over. Modest wage growth and lower house prices will continue to hold back private consumption, and global uncertainties will weigh on business investment. The unemployment rate is set to stop falling, as skill mismatches hamper hiring. Inflation is close to the 2% target.

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