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The tax wedge for the average single worker in the United States decreased by 2.2 percentage points from 31.8 in 2017 to 29.6 in 2018. The OECD average tax wedge in 2018 was 36.1 (2017, 36.2).
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This country fact-sheet presents key figures from "Under Pressure: The Squeezed Middle Class". This report analyses the trends of middle-income households in areas such as employment, consumption, wealth and debt, as well as perceptions and social attitudes. It also includes recommendations for protecting middle-class living standards and financial security in the face of economic challenges.
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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
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Risks That Matter 2018 Country Highlights: United States
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in the United States increased by 1.2 percentage points, from 25.9% in 2016 to 27.1% in 2017. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2% over the same period.
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in the United States have increased in recent years, from 20% in 2005 to 23% in 2015, and could go up to 25% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in the United States were higher than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).
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The U.S. labour market has steadily improved since the crisis. The employment rate for the working age population stood at 63.2% at the end of 2017 compared to a low of 60.5% in the aftermath of the crisis. The U.S. employment rate has consistently remained above the OECD average over the past decade.
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for United States