OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics

ISSN :
2074-4129 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/lfs-data-en
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The OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics database includes a range of annual labour market statistics and indicators from 1960 broken down by sex and age as well as information about part-time and short-time workers, job tenure, hours worked, unemployment duration, trade union, employment protection legislation, minimum wages, labour market programmes for OECD countries and non-member economies.
Also available in: French
Keywords: labour market, statistics, labour force, trade union, labour, jobs, unemployment, employment
 

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  • Expand / Collapse Labour Force Statistics

    This database includes data on labour force, population and vital statistics, employment by activities and status.
    • Summary tables
      This dataset includes annual labour force statistics and broad population series. Data are presented in thousands of persons, in percentage or as indices with base year 2000=100.
    • Population and vital statistics
      The Population and Vital Statistics dataset presents components of change in the population during one year and mid-year population data for the 34 OECD member countries. Population statistics comprise estimates per gender, and vital statistics ...
    • Population and labour force
      The "Population and Labour Force" dataset is a subset of the Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) database which contains annual labour force statistics and population series for the 34 OECD Member countries plus Brazil. Series are presented in ...
    • Population projections
      This table comprises statistics on annual population projections by gender and five year age groups as well as age dependency ratios. Age-dependency ratios are a measure of the age structure of the population referring to the number of persons that ...
    • Employment by activities and status
      This dataset includes civilian employment and the number of employees, broken down: into employment and employees in broad economic activities(employees in agriculture, industry,services) and employment by professional status(civil employment,unpaid ...
  • Expand / Collapse Earnings

    This database includes data on gross earnings, nominal and minimum wages and minimum wages relative to median wages.
    • Gross earnings: decile ratios
      This subset of the OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics Database contains three earnings-dispersion measures broken down by gender - ratio of 9th-to-1st, 9th-to-5th and 5th-to-1st - where ninth, fifth (or median) and first deciles are ...
    • Minimum wages relative to median wages
      This dataset contains annual data on minimum wages relative to median wages of full-time workers. For cross-country comparisons, data on minimum wage levels are further supplemented with another measure of minimum wages relative to average wages ...
    • Nominal minimum wages
      his dataset contains annual data on minimum wages in national currency at current prices. Cross-country comparisons are base upon national currency units, pay periods (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly), and time and frequency. Statistics are available ...
    • Real minimum wages
  • Expand / Collapse Hours Worked

    This database includes data on average and incidence annual hours actually worked and usual weekly hours worked.
    • Average annual hours actually worked
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics based on the total number of hours worked over the year divided by the average number of people in employment. The data are intended for comparisons of trends over time; they are unsuitable for ...
    • Average usual weekly hours worked - averages
      This dataset contains labour market statistics on hours worked both for full-time and part-time employment with a specific focus on average usual hours weekly worked averages. Data are broken down by employment status, sex and standardised age ...
    • Usual weekly hours worked - incidence
      This table contains data on the cross-country distribution of employment by hour bands for declared hour bands ranging from 1 to 40 hours or more per week, broken down by professional status - employees, total employment - gender and detailed age ...
    • Usual hours worked by weekly hour bands
      This table contains data on employment by hour bands for usual weekly hours worked in the main job. Standard hour bands are reported for most countries. Actual hours of work instead of usual hours of work are only available in some countries (Japan ...
  • Expand / Collapse Labour Market Statistics

    This database includes indicators and indices on labour market by sex and proportion of age group, full-time and part-time employment, employment by permanency of the job, economic short time workers and involuntary part time workers
    • Discouraged workers
      This table contains data on discouraged workers who are persons not in the labour force who believe that there is no work available due to various reasons and who desire to work. Data are broken down by sex and standardised age groups (15-24, 15-64 ...
    • Discouraged workers - incidence
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on discouraged jobseekers as a percentage of the labour force and as a percentage of the population by sex and standardised age groups (15-24, 15-64, 25-54, 55-64, 65+, total). Data are expressed ...
    • Economic short time workers
      This table contains data on economic short-time workers by professional status (employees or total employment). Economic short-time workers comprise workers who are working less than usual due to business slack, plant stoppage, or technical reasons ...
    • Economic short time workers: incidence
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on shares of economic short-time workers among total employment, the ratio of economic short-time workers and labour force, and the gender composition of economic short-time workers. Data are ...
    • Employment by job tenure intervals: average tenure
      This comparative table comprises statistics on employment by job tenure intervals which is measured by the length of time workers have been in their current or main job or with their current employer. This information is valuable for estimating the ...
    • Employment by job tenure intervals: persons
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics with a distribution of workers by job tenure intervals which is measured by the length of time workers have been in their current or main job or with their current employer.These statistics ...
    • Employment by permanency of the job
      This comparative table comprises annual labour market statistics on permanent and temporary workers based on the type of work contract of their main job. Data are further broken down by professional status - employees, total employment - by sex and ...
    • Employment by permanency of the job: incidence
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on temporary employment based on incidences and gender composition with standardised age groups (15-24, 25-54, 55-64, 65+, total). Data are further broken down by professional status - employees ...
    • Full-time part-time employment - common definition
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on full-time and part-time employment based on a common definition of 30-usual weekly hours of work in the main job. Data are broken down by professional status - employees, total employment ...
    • Full-time part-time employment - common definition: incidence
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on part-time employment with incidences and gender composition and with standardised (15-24, 25-54, 55-64, 65+, total) and detailed age groups. Data are further broken down by professional status ...
    • Full-time part-time employment - national definitions
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on full-time and part-time employment based on national definition. Data are broken down by professional status - employees, total employment - sex and standardised age groups (15-24, 25-54, 55 ...
    • Full-time part-time employment - national definitions: incidence
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics with gender composition of part-time employment and standardised age groups (15-24, 25-54, 55-64, 65+, total). Part-time employment is based on national definitions. Data are expressed as ...
    • Involuntary part time workers
      This table comprises statistics on involuntary part-time workers by professional status which are defined as workers working less than 30-usual hours per week because they could not find a full-time job.Data are broken down by professional status ...
    • Involuntary part time workers: incidence
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on shares of involuntary part-time work among part-time workers and ratio of involuntary part-time work and labour force and the gender composition of involuntary part-time workers. Data are ...
    • Labour force statistics by sex and age
      This database presents statistics on annual labour market statistics on population, labour force, employment and unemployment. All variables are provided by sex and by detailed age groups and standard age groups (15-24, 25-54, 55-64, 65+, total ...
    • Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on standard labour market indicators - labour force participation rates, employment/population ratios and unemployment rates - by sex and by age groups (detailed and standardised). Data are ...
    • Labour force statistics by sex and proportion of age group
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on age composition (as a percentage of all ages) of the population for each labour force status -labour force, employment, unemployment - by sex. Data are expressed as percentages.
    • Unemployment by duration
      This dataset contains annual labour market statistics on the duration of unemployment - = 1 month and = 3 months and = 6 months and
    • Unemployment by duration: average number of months
      This dataset contains data on the average duration of unemployment by sex and standardised age groups (15-19, 15-24, 20-24, 25-54, 55+, total). Data are expressed in months.
    • Unemployment by duration: incidence
      1 month and 3 months and 6 months and
  • Labour market programmes: expenditure and participants

    This dataset contains annual data on public expenditure in national currency units and as a percentage of GDP as well as participant stocks in levels and as a percentage of the labour force
  • Expand / Collapse Employment Protection Legislation

    This database includes data on strictness of employment protection legislation for overall, regular and temporary employment.
  • Expand / Collapse Trade Unions

    This database includes data on trade union density and union members and employees.
    • Trade union density
      Trade union density corresponds to the ratio of wage and salary earners that are trade union members, divided by the total number of wage and salary earners (OECD Labour Force Statistics). Density is calculated using survey data, wherever possible ...
    • Union members and employees
      This dataset comprises statistics on the number of active trade union members and the number of wage and salary earners. Data on union membership are broken down by source of data (administrative or survey data).Membership corresponds to the number ...
  • Average annual wages

    This dataset contains data on average annual wages per full-time and full-year equivalent employee in the total economy. Data are expressed in different units and available starting from 1990.
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