A recent report released by the OECD on May 11th 2011 details tax burden on employment paid by employers. The report shows that Germany and France have some of the highest employment tax regimes in OECD region. The country-specific taxing wages provides information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers and on income tax paid by workers in OECD countries. The report also provides data for different household types and income levels. Other parts of the report include information on international comparisons, tax burden trends 2000-2010, country details in 2010, and methodology and limitations.
According to the second chart (above) from The Economist, in 15 OECD countries, the real incomes for average-wages earners fell between 2009 and 2010.