11/14/2011 12:03:21 PM
The OECD has a new version of their timely indicators on entrepreneurship
available today at the national level for 10 countries.
These data show that new business formation continues to operate in most countries at the new levels which were reached after the 2008 recession (Australia stands out for its continued positive performance). These are the most timely indicators available internationally and seem to show anemic start-up rates continue in most countries although the rates haven't worsened for the most part.
This release is timed around the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week
. I would just note that there is much more data available from the OECD on more complicated and nuanced views of entrepreneurship. Most of that data is current through 2007 or 2008.