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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
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Life expectancy in the United States is slightly lower than the OECD average, despite very high levels of health spending. High obesity rates are also a major public health concern, though risk factors like smoking, alcohol consumption and air pollution have been better controlled.
The OECD will hold a public consultation event on the tax challenges of digitalisation on 1 November at the University of California, Berkeley, United States.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Miami, 2-3 November 2017 to attend the Council of the Americas Symposium & 23rd Bravo Business Awards.
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Selected findings for the United States from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Selected findings for the United States from the report "The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle"
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Unemployment has fallen faster in the US than on average across OECD countries. At 4.3% in May, it is now below it pre-crisis level in 2007. However, employment in the US, as a share of the population aged 15-74, remains 2.4 percentage points below its pre-crisis value in 2007.
Between 2000 and 2010, US manufacturing experienced a nightmare. The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States, which had been relatively stable at 17 million since 1965, declined by one third in that decade, falling by 5.8 million to below 12 million in 2010 (returning to just 12.3 million in 2016). Certainly, the 2007–08 recession accelerated the disruption, but the causes were also structural, not simply financial.
The OECD Secretary-General spoke to the Economic Club of Minnesota about what must be done to make the trade system that has benefited so many work for everyone.