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Variables  covered:
Current account balance
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Contains the Full set of Outlook-Annex Tables
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Tables 1-10: National Accounts: GDP, Growth, Consumption, (xls format)
Annex Table 1.   Real GDP % change from previous year
Annex Table 2.   Nominal GDP % change from previous year
Annex Table 3.   Real private consumption expenditure % change from previous year
Annex Table 4.   Real public consumption expenditure % change from previous year
Annex Table 5.   Real total gross fixed capital formation % change from previous year
Annex Table 6.   Real gross private non-residential fixed capital formation
Annex Table 7.   Real gross private residential fixed capital formation
Annex Table 8.   Real total domestic demand
Annex Table 9.   Foreign balance contributions to changes in real GDP
Annex Table 10.  Output gaps

Tables 11-19 :  Labour, Productivity, unemployent, Prices in xls format here
Annex Table 11.  Compensation per employee in the business sector
Annex Table 12.  Labour productivity in the business sector
Annex Table 13.  Unemployment rates: commonly used definitions
Annex Table 14.  Standardised unemployment rates1
Annex Table 15.  Labour force, employment and unemployment
Annex Table 16.  GDP deflators
Annex Table 17.  Private consumption deflators
Annex Table 18.  Consumer price indices
Annex Table 19.  Oil and other primary commodity markets

Tables 20-22:  Employment, Participation, Unemployment   in xls format here
Annex Table 20.  Employment rates, participation rates and labour force
Annex Table 21.  Potential GDP, employment and capital stock
Annex Table 22.  Structural unemployment, wage shares and unit labor costs

Tables 23-24:  Saving   in xls format here
Annex Table 23.  Household saving rates
Annex Table 24.  Gross national saving

Tables 25-33 Public Finances  in xls format here
Annex Table 25.  General government total outlays
Annex Table 26.  General government total tax and non-tax receipts
Annex Table 27.  General government financial balances
Annex Table 28.  Cyclically-adjusted general government balances
Annex Table 28.  Cyclically-adjusted general government balances
Annex Table 29.  General government primary balances
Annex Table 30.  Cyclically-adjusted general government primary balances
Annex Table 31.  General government net debt interest payments
Annex Table 31.  General government net debt interest payments
Annex Table 32.  General government gross financial liabilities
Annex Table 33.  General government net financial liabilities

Tables 34-37: Interest Rates in  xls format here
Annex Table 34.  Short-term interest rates
Annex Table 35.  Long-term interest rates
Annex Table 36.  Nominal exchange rates (vis-à-vis the US dollar)
Annex Table 37.  Effective exchange rates

Tables 38-54 Trade, competitiveness, Foreign balances  in xls format here
Annex Table 38.  Export volumes of goods and services
Annex Table 39.  Import volumes of goods and services
Annex Table 40.  Export prices of goods and services
Annex Table 41.  Import prices of goods and services
Annex Table 42.  Competitive positions: relative consumer prices
Annex Table 43.  Competitive positions: relative unit labour costs
Annex Table 44.  Export performance for total goods and services
Annex Table 45.  Shares in world exports and imports
Annex Table 46.  Geographical structure of world trade growth
Annex Table 47.  Trade balances for goods and services
Annex Table 48.  Investment income,  net
Annex Table 49.  Total transfers, net
Annex Table 50.  Current account balances
Annex Table 51.  Current account balances as a percentage of GDP
Annex Table 52.  Structure of current account balances of major world regions
Annex Table 53.  Export market growth in goods and services
Annex Table 54.  Import penetration
Annex Table 58.  Household  wealth and indebtedness

Public Social Expenditures as % of GDP 1980 - 2001  in xls format here
Table 1.0  Total public social expenditure
Table 1.1  public social expenditure Old age
Table 1.2. public social expenditure Survivors
Table 1.3. public social expenditure Incapacity related benefits
Table 1.4. public social expenditure Health
Table 1.5. public social expenditure Family
Table 1.6. public social expenditure Almp
Table 1.7. public social expenditure Unemployment
Table 1.8. public social expenditure Housing
Table 1.9. public social expenditure Other

Public Social Expenditures Per head, at current prices and current PPPs  in xls
public social expenditure (1980-2001) total and by main category
as per tables above .

Dépenses sociales publiques totales (1980-2001) par grandes catégories,2340,en_2649_34635_31612994_1_1_1_1,00.html

Detailed Datasets from OECD
Data generally covering OECD countries
National accounts data from 1970 to present :

Detailed GDP & Growth Data:                                                                  

GDP figures

Labour Productivity Data: OECD countries 1970-2005 : GDP, Annual Hours Worked, Total Employment, Total Hours Worked, GDP per Hour Worked (xls)                 (Tables B1 to B12) From 1970 to latest year available            
          Purchase Power Parities  ( PPP )
          For latest updates see Factbook 2006 and factbook 2007

Annual hours worked Dependent and total Employment: 1960 - 2004
Unemployment data per age group  1990-2004
Participation rate  & unemployment   1990-2004 
Unemployment per education group  1990-2004
Full time / part time unemployment   1990-2004

Employment, Wages, job creation,  Syndical organisation,

     LFS by sex 
     LFS by sex and age 
     LFS by educational attainment, sex and age
     LFS transition from school to work of young people, sex and age
     Employment (Civilian) by professional Status 
     Employment by full-time/part-time distinction based on a common definition
     Employment by full-time/part time distinction based on national definitions
     Employment by permanency of the (main) job
     Employment (civilian) by sector (ISIC Revision 3)
     Employment by broad sector
     Employment (civilian) by sector (ISIC Revision 2)
     Average actual annual hours worked per person in employment
     Distribution of employed persons by usual weekly hour bands
     Involuntary part-time workers
     Economic short-time workers
     Discouraged workers
     Unemployment by duration
     Percentile distribution of gross earnings
     Gross earnings by age group
     Minimum wages
     Public expenditures on labour market programmes
     Labour market participant inflows
     GDP based on fiscal years
     Labour force data based on fiscal years
     Trade union members and number of employees
    Diverse basic Time series; saving, population, participation etc...
Economic Outlook - Statistical Annex :
mostly expressed as % change against previous period         ,2340,en_2649_201185_2483901_1_1_1_1,00.html    

    Wage and wage taxation Data

    Taxation in General
    Public Debt

 OECD publication "OECD Revenue Statistics 1965-2004"
 95€ on OECD Online Bookshop,2340,en_2649_34533_35629227_1_1_1_1,00.html


The Groningen Total Economy Database  (xls)
( Conference Board and Growth and Development Centre of the Groningen University )

60-Industry Database
of internationally comparable data on industrial performance at industry level for OECD countries. The data set covers
56 industries for the period 1979-2003.
Variables: value added,persons engaged,
hours worked and labour productivity. 

Employment     Income     International     Money
Output     Prices     Production     Transportation

DATA :  1975 - 2005
.  Labour & wages Statistics
International Data
Table 1. Indexes of hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars (U.S. = 100)
Table 2. Hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars
Table 3. Indexes of hourly compensation costs in U.S. dollars (1990 = 100)
Table 4. Hourly compensation costs in national currency
Table 5. Indexes of hourly compensation costs in national currency (1990 = 100)
Table 6. Indexes of hourly direct pay (U.S. = 100)
Table 7. Hourly direct pay in U.S. dollars
Table 8. Hourly direct pay in national currency
Table 9. Indexes of pay for time worked (U.S. = 100)
Table 10. Pay for time worked in U.S. dollars
Table 11. Pay for time worked in national currency
Table 12. Total direct pay as percent of hourly compensation costs
Table 13. Pay for time worked as percent of hourly compensation costs
Table 14. Other direct pay as a percent of hourly compensation costs
Table 15. Social insurance expenditures and labor taxes as a percent of hourly costs
Table 16. Exchange Rates
Complete Supplementary Tables
US Domestic Data
Employment and Unemployment
Prices and Living Conditions
Compensation and Working Conditions
Productivity and Technology
Employment Projections

Shadow Government Statistics

Analysis Behind and Beyond Government Economic Reporting

DATA :  1969 - Present
very regular updates  as well as projections

The USDA provides Excel spreadsheets containing comparable
long term
data for countries worldwide from 1969 to present
Real values and growth rates of:

Agricultural Production and Trade

1323 - Patents, by Country: 2005
1324 - Gross National Income, by Country: 1990 and 2004
1325 - Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Country: 1995 to 2004
1327 - Sectoral Contributions to Gross Value Added: 1993 and 2003
1328 - Index of Industrial Production by Country: 1980 to 2004
1329 - Annual Percent Change in Labor Productivity and Hours Worked
1361 - Selected Indexes of Manufacturing Activity by Country: 1990 to 2004
1362 - Indexes of Hourly Compensation Costs for Production Workers
1369 - Foreign Exchange Rates: 2004
Foreign Commerce and Aid
Government Receipts, Expenditures, Debt
Labor Force
Natural Resources and Energy
Population, Households
Telecommunications, Computers
Vital Statistics, Health, Education, mariage

Federal Reserve Bank Of St Louis

Consumer Price Indexes (CPI)
Employment & Population
Exchange Rates
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Components
Interest Rates
Monetary Aggregates
Producer Price Indexes (PPI)
Reserves and Monetary Base
U.S. Trade & International Transactions
U.S. Financial Data
Regional Data

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Commercial Paper of Nonfinancial Companies
5-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate
10-Year 3% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Note,
Moody's Seasoned Aaa Corporate Bond Yield
10-Year 1-7/8% Treasury Inflation-Indexed Note,
30-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate
10-Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rate
Bank Prime Loan Rate Changes: Historical Dates of Changes and Rates
Canada / U.S. Foreign Exchange Rate
Civilian Unemployment Rate
Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers: All Items
Effective Federal Funds Rate
Gross Domestic Product, 1 Decimal
Industrial Production Index
Japan / U.S. Foreign Exchange Rate
M2 Money Stock

Exchange Rate Statistics
  Free Currency Exchange Rate Statistics from 1971-present
Real exchange Rates 1970-2007  xls historical date here

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Credit to General Government
Euro Area Money Supply: Money Stock & Growth rate M1 M2 M3
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Private Consumption
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Exports  &  Imports
Euro Area Unemployment
Exchange Rates Per Euro
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Data of the Bank of Japan 
Data Headings
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Japanese Money Stock
Japanese Monetary Base
Japanese Supply and Demand of Funds in Money Markets
Japanese Personal Savings
Japanese Price Indexes
Japanese Foreign Exchange Rates

Australian Data of the Reserve Bank of Australia

LIBOR Data  1988 - present dayly data
LIBOR in US Dollars
LIBOR in European ECUs
LIBOR in British Pounds
LIBOR in Swiss Francs
LIBOR in Japanese Yen
LIBOR in Australian Dollars
LIBOR in Canadian Dollars

Stock Price Indicies
DJ ,  S&P,  Nasdaq, Russel
Monthly Data, Daily Data, Market to Economy Ratios  1970 - present

International Labour Organistion

List of ILO- LABORSTA indicators :
  • Yearly data of Total and Economically active population, Employment, Unemployment, Hours of Work, Wages, Labour Cost, Consumer Price Indices, Occupational Injuries, Strikes and Lockouts: 1969-2005
  • Periodical data of Employment, Unemployment, Hours of Work, Wages, Consumer Price Indices: 1976-2006
  • Wages and Hours of Work in 159 Occupations: 1983-2005
  • Retail Prices of 93 Food Items: 1985-2005
  • Segregat data - Employment by sex for detailed occupational groups: 1970-2000
  • ILO-Comparable Estimates - Adjusted annual average employment and unemployment   estimates: 1981-2005
  • Public sector data - ILO Public Sector Employment: 1985-2004
  • EAPEP data - Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections: 1980-2020
  • HIES data - Household Income and Expenditure Statistics
Child Labour: Statistical Information Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC): statistics on child labour for selected countries and selected years. See also the Child Labour Statistics Database.
Labour Force Surveys: Links to national labour force survey results and documentation.
Labour Migration 
Social Security: Statistics on social security for the period 1990-96 and from 2003.
Minimum wages 

more stats on this site :
labour force participation rate
employment-to-population ratio
status in employment
employment by sector
part-time workers
hours of work
employment in the informal economy
youth unemployment
long-term unemployment
unemployment by educational attainment
time-related underemployment
inactivity rate
educational attainment and illiteracy
manufacturing wage indices
occupational wage and earning indices
hourly compensation costs
labour productivity and unit labour costs
employment elasticities
poverty, working poverty and income distribution

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also visit European Commission site: 
European Commission > Employment & Social Affairs > Employment Analysis

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Structural indicators:
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National accounts

GDP per capita in PPS
Real GDP growth rate
Labour productivity per person employed
 Labour productivity per hour worked
 Employment growth - total
 Employment growth - females
 Employment growth - males
 Inflation rate
 Real unit labour cost growth
 Public balance
 General government debt
 Employment rate - total
 Employment rate - females
 Employment rate - males
 Employment rate of older workers - total
 Employment rate of older workers - females
 Employment rate of older workers - males
 Average exit age from the labour force - total
 Average exit age from the labour force: females
 Average exit age from the labour force: males
 Gender pay gap in unadjusted form
 Tax rate on low wage earners: Tax wedge on labour cost
 Tax rate on low wage earners: Unemployment trap
 Tax rate on low wage earners: Low wage trap - single without children
 Tax rate on low wage earners: Low wage trap - couple with two children
 Life-long learning - total
 Life-long learning - females
 Life-long learning -males
 Serious accidents at work - total
 Serious accidents at work - females
 Serious accidents at work - males
 Fatal accidents at work - total
 Unemployment rate - total
 Unemployment rate - females
 Unemployment rate - males
 Innovation and Research
 Spending on Human Resources
 Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (GERD)
 Gross domestic expenditure on R&D by source of funds - industry
 Gross domestic expenditure on R&D by source of funds - government
 Gross domestic expenditure on R&D by source of funds - abroad
 Level of Internet access - households
 Science and technology graduates- total
 Science and technology graduates - females
 Science and technology graduates - males
 Patent applications to the European Patent Office (EPO)
 Patents granted by the United States Patent Office (USPTO)
 Venture capital investments - early stage
 Venture capital investments - expansion and replacement
 ICT expenditure - IT
 ICT expenditure - telecommunication
 E-Commerce via Internet
 Youth education attainment level - total
 Youth education attainment level - females
 Youth education attainment level - males
 E-government on-line availability
 E-government usage by individuals - total
 E-government usage by individuals - females
 E-government usage by individuals - males
 E-government usage by enterprises
 Broadband penetration rate
 High-tech exports

Economic Reform

 Comparative price levels
 Price convergence between EU Member States
 Price of telecommunications - local calls
 Price of telecommunications - national calls
 Price of telecommunications - calls to the United States
 Electricity prices - industrial users
 Electricity prices - households
 Gas prices- industrial users
 Gas prices - households
 Market share of the largest generator in the electricity market
 Market share of the incumbent in fixed telecommunications
 Market share of the incumbent in fixed telecommunications:
 Market share of the incumbent in fixed telecommunications: international calls
 Market share of the leading operator in mobile telecommunication

Public procurement

 Total State aid
 Sectoral and ad hoc State aid
 Convergence in bank lending rates: Loans to households for house purchases
 Convergence in bank lending rates: Loans to non-financial corporations
 Trade integration of goods
 Trade integration of services
 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) intensity
 Business investment
 Business demography - birth rate
 Business demography - survival rate
 Business demography - death rate
 Social Cohesion

Inequality of income distribution
 At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers - total
 At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers - total
 At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers - females
 At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers - females
 At-risk-of-poverty rate before social transfers - males
 At-risk-of-poverty rate after social transfers - males
 At-persistent-risk-of-poverty rate - total
 At-persistent-risk-of-poverty rate- females
 At-persistent-risk-of-poverty rate - males
 Dispersion of regional employment rates - total
 Dispersion of regional employment rates - females
 Dispersion of regional employment rates - males
 Early school leavers - total
 Early school leavers - females
 Early school leavers - males
 Long-term unemployment rate - total
 Long-term unemployment rate - females
 Long-term unemployment rate - males
 Jobless households - children
 Jobless households - total
 Jobless households - women
 Jobless households - men

 Total greenhouse gas emissions
 Energy intensity of the economy
 Volume of freight transport
 Volume of passenger transport
 Road share of inland freight transport
 Car share of inland passenger transport
 Urban population exposure to air pollution by ozone
 Urban population exposure to air pollution by particulate matter
 Municipal waste generated
 Municipal waste landfilled
 Municipal waste incinerated
 Share of electricity from renewable energy to gross electricity consumption
 Fish catches from stocks outside of 'safe biological limits'
 Protected Areas for biodiversity: Habitats Directive
 Population index of farmland birds
 Healthy Life Years at birth - females
 Healthy Life Years at birth - males

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The Path To Sustainable Growth
Lessons From 20 Years Growth Differentials In Europe
Martin De Vlieghere and Paul Vreymans

Abstract:    While the rest of the world is booming, Europe lags behind. Europe's performance is weak in spite of high productivity and knowledge, high level of development and good labour ethics. Growth is also remarkably dissimular among regions. France, Germany and Italy are stagnating, and so do Denmark, Sweden and Finland. All gained less than 44% prosperity over the last 20 years. The Irish economy grew 4 times faster, gaining 169% wealth over the same period. In half a generation Ireland so metamorphosed into Europe's second richest country creating jobs for all.
" Big government " is the main cause of Europe's weak performance. The oversized Public Sector lacks productivity and is undoing the entire productivity gains of the Private Sector, eradicating all of its outstanding performance and productiveness. Europe could improve its overall performance by copying the Irish success formulas: Scaling down Public Spending, downsizing bureaucracy, and shifting the tax burden from income on consumption. This book demonstrates why the Lisbon Agenda and decades of Keynesian inflationist demand stimulation have failed. It devellops an alternative and workable supply-side strategy as well as effective cures for a humane and financially sustainable development.
This book reads as a   step-by-step manual for economic recovery.   It is a data-reference for students and politicians interested in growth, wellfare and in social modelling.   It is a  classic  for  economists concerned about Big Government,  poor public sector productivity  and for parents worrying about  their declining standard of living and their children's future.

big government
Big Public Spending
means poor Growth.

Slow Growth
results in Poverty.

are the key findings from our research
confirming the results of earlier studies such as this
which compared the growth differentials of 30 OECD countries
over 45 years  
( over 1000 data-pairs !!! )           

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