OECD in Figures 2008
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OECD in Figures 2008

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The 2008 edition of OECD in Figures contains key data ranging from economic growth and employment to education and migration. There are comparable tables on the environment, science, public finances, and on every theme the organisation is working on. For added perspective, OECD in Figures includes a selection of graphs, highlighting key challenges, such as public debt, climate change and development aid.

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06 Oct 2008
DOI
10.1787/oif-2008-en
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OECD in Figures 2008 > Labour > Employment
  Total labour force1 Civilian employment1 Foreign- born labour force
  Total, thousands % change Composition
  Thousands, 2006 % change, 2006/ 96 Female participation rate2 Agriculture, forestry and fishing Industry Services % of total labour force
  2006 1996 2006 2006/ 96 2006 1996 2006 1996 2006 1996 2006 1996
                             
Australia 10765 17.3 69.4 64.9 10190 22.2 3.5 5.0 21.4 22.4 75.1 72.6 25.7 25.2
Austria 4124 6.6 67.3 61.5 3918 6.5 5.5 7.3 28.2 32.7 66.2 60.0 16.2 12.5
Belgium 4647 7.4 59.9 56.9 4264 14.1 2.0 2.4 24.7 25.9 73.4 71.8 12.3 9.6
Canada 17654 18.3 73.2 67.5 16484 22.8 2.6 4.0 22.0 21.8 75.4 74.2 21.2 19.2
Czech Republic 5199 0.5 63.0 64.4 4811 -2.1 3.8 6.2 40.1 42.0 56.1 51.8 1.9 ..
Denmark 2904 2.9 77.0 74.1 2759 6.4 3.0 4.0 23.6 27.0 73.4 69.0 6.0 4.3
Finland 2670 5.9 73.8 70.3 2434 14.9 4.7 7.5 25.8 27.3 69.6 65.2 3.1 1.5
France 27575 7.7 64.2 61.0 24717 12.2 3.4 4.5 22.9 25.9 73.8 69.7 12.0 11.9
Germany 41521 5.0 69.1 61.9 36978 3.8 2.3 3.0 29.8 35.4 67.9 61.6 14.9 11.9
Greece 4880 13.1 53.8 46.5 4453 15.1 12.0 20.3 22.0 22.9 65.9 56.8 8.3 4.8
Hungary 4247 4.9 55.2 49.6 3887 9.3 4.9 8.5 32.7 33.5 62.4 58.0 1.7 ..
Iceland 175 18.4 81.1 80.2 170 19.7 6.3 9.5 21.4 24.3 72.3 66.2 .. ..
Ireland 2114 40.2 62.1 49.7 2015 52.8 5.6 10.7 27.6 27.8 66.8 61.4 13.9 6.5
Italy 24662 7.4 51.2 43.5 22738 14.0 4.3 6.4 30.5 33.5 65.2 60.0 8.6 0.5
Japan3 66570 -0.8 66.2 62.6 63820 -1.6 4.3 5.5 28.0 33.3 67.7 61.2 0.3 0.1
Korea3 23978 12.6 58.8 54.2 23151 11.0 7.7 11.1 26.3 32.6 66.0 56.2 1.3 0.4
Luxembourg 330 45.4 89.3 60.2 319 44.3 1.3 2.0 20.8 26.6 77.9 71.4 44.6 38.9
Mexico 43216 22.3 46.7 41.6 41849 25.0 14.1 21.8 27.4 22.7 58.5 55.5 0.4 ..
Netherlands 8597 14.4 71.0 60.1 8261 18.3 3.0 3.9 19.2 22.4 77.8 73.8 11.0 8.3
New Zealand 2209 17.8 71.6 68.1 2117 20.8 7.1 9.5 22.3 24.7 70.5 65.8 23.8 19.9
Norway 2446 9.2 76.1 73.9 2345 11.5 3.3 5.1 20.9 23.2 75.8 71.7 7.8 4.6
Poland 16992 -1.2 56.5 60.5 14594 -2.5 15.8 22.1 30.0 31.7 54.2 46.2 0.3 ..
Portugal 5587 16.7 72.3 62.1 5130 16.4 11.8 12.4 30.7 31.4 57.5 56.2 7.9 5.0
Slovak Republic 2655 5.8 60.9 62.4 2301 3.4 4.4 8.9 38.8 39.5 56.8 51.6 0.7 ..
Spain 21585 29.5 60.4 47.1 19660 53.4 4.8 8.4 29.7 29.8 65.5 61.8 15.1 2.7
Sweden 4671 6.1 76.1 75.8 4341 9.5 2.0 2.9 22.0 26.1 76.0 71.0 13.5 8.5
Switzerland 4477 9.1 79.8 73.8 4304 9.0 3.8 4.7 23.8 27.4 72.5 67.9 25.4 ..
Turkey 25276 9.0 27.3 33.1 22330 5.4 27.3 43.7 25.4 22.6 47.3 33.7 .. ..
United Kingdom 29942 6.4 69.0 66.6 28203 9.6 1.3 2.0 22.0 27.3 76.7 70.8 11.2 7.4
United States 152672 12.9 69.9 69.9 144427 14.0 1.5 2.8 19.8 23.8 78.7 73.3 15.6 11.6
G7 360596 8.1 67.3 64.2 337367 9.4 2.5 3.7 23.7 28.1 73.8 68.1 .. ..
EU15 185808 9.8 64.3 57.8 170189 14.2 3.6 5.0 26.3 29.9 70.1 65.1 .. ..
OECD total 564339 10.1 62.1 59.3 526968 11.8 5.5 8.3 24.8 27.8 69.7 63.9 .. ..
1. For some countries, data for the latest years are estimated. For further details, see the source.
2. Defined as female labour force of all ages divided by female population aged 15-64.
3. Foreign population instead of foreign-born population.
.. Not available or not applicable.
Sources:
Labour Force Statistics: 1986-2006, OECD, Paris, 2007;
International Migration Outlook: SOPEMI, 2008 Edition, OECD, Paris, 2008.

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