Measuring Progress Towards the SDGs in the Nordic Countries
This data tracker looks at how the Nordic countries are progressing towards achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The assessment utilises a combination of statistical methods to analyse country progress, including trend assessments and Monte Carlo simulations to estimate the likelihood of meeting the specified targets by 2030.
The tracker includes over 400 visualisations on the 169 targets making up the 17 SDGs, which are continually updated to reflect the latest data from official international sources, including the UN and the OECD.Explore
Global Food Prices
The latest developments in the prices of key commodities based on data from the FAO Food Price Index.Explore
Global Extreme Poverty
This tracker looks the latest trends on extreme poverty, covering global, regional and country-level data based on World Bank data.Explore
Trends in Foreign Aid
Exploring the latest data on development assistance based on data from the OECD.Explore
New businesses opening with fewer employees
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that while the number of new establishments created each quarter is increasing, the jobs they generate have been decreasing since the late ’90s. The average new establishment currently employs half as new establishments did 30 years ago, a phenomenon identified as the shrinking ‘birth weight’ of start-ups.
This is significant for job creation in the US economy as new businesses – specifically those less than a year old – are key drivers behind net job gains in the US economy, according to the BLS.
The decline in jobs is visible during the early years of a business’s life. Businesses born in the 2010s employ fewer people at 1-, 3-, and 5-year marks compared to those born in the 1990s. For example, start-ups from 1994 that survived five years grew to an average of 13.2 employees. In contrast, those born in 2017 that survived the same period grew to an average of only 8.2 employees.
Data Trackers – Europe and Norway
Consumer Energy Prices in Europe
This page looks the latest Eurostat data on consumer energy prices in Europe, focusing on electricity and gas price trends over time.Explore
The Lenght of Working Life in Europe
This tracker examines Eurostat data on average working life duration in European countries.Explore
The Norwegian Labour Market
Thematic overview of the latest trends and developments, covering 11 different themes.Explore
Forecasts for the Norwegian Labour Market
Overview of forecasts for 2023 to 2026 on key indicators from national and international forecasters.Explore
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