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The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Australia increased by 0.2 percentage points from 28.5% in 2017 to 28.7% in 2018.* The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 33.7% to 33.9% over the same period.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.
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The unemployment rate in Australia rose to 7.1%. in May 2020. Including the increase in inactivity linked to the COVID-19 crisis would push this up to 11.3%. The official rate is projected to rise to 8.3% at the end of 2020 (below the OECD average of 9.4%), falling back to 7.4% in 2021 (just below the OECD average of 7.7%).