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OECD Regions at a Glance 2013

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This fifth edition of OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies.It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in their country. The report covers all 34 OECD member countries, and, where data are available, Brazil, China,Colombia, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

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Labour productivity and employment in metropolitan areas

Metropolitan areas drive national employment creation in many countries. On average, half of overall employment creation in 22 OECD countries between 2000 and 2012 was accounted for by 232 metropolitan areas. The metropolitan contribution to national employment growth was parti-cularly high in Korea and Canada (more than 70%), while metropolitan areas in the Slovak Republic and Italy contributed to less than 35% of national employment growth ().

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