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27 Aug 2009
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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2009

 Employment rate
 % of working age population
 
 
 
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
 
Australia
69.0
 
69.4
 
70.0
 
70.3
 
71.5
 
72.2
 
72.8
 
73.2
 
 
Austria
68.2
 
68.8
 
68.9
 
67.8
 
68.6
 
70.2
 
71.4
 
72.1
 
 
Belgium
59.7
 
59.7
 
59.3
 
60.5
 
61.0
 
60.4
 
61.6
 
62.0
 
 
Canada
70.8
 
71.4
 
72.2
 
72.5
 
72.5
 
72.9
 
73.6
 
73.7
 
 
Czech Republic
65.3
 
65.7
 
64.9
 
64.2
 
64.8
 
65.3
 
66.1
 
66.6
 
 
Denmark
75.9
 
76.4
 
75.1
 
76.0
 
75.5
 
76.9
 
77.3
 
78.4
 
 
Finland
68.3
 
68.3
 
67.9
 
67.8
 
68.5
 
69.6
 
70.5
 
71.9
 
 
France
62.0
 
62.2
 
63.3
 
63.1
 
63.2
 
63.3
 
64.0
 
64.6
 
 
Germany
65.8
 
65.3
 
64.6
 
65.0
 
65.5
 
67.2
 
69.0
 
70.2
 
 
Greece
55.6
 
57.7
 
58.9
 
59.6
 
60.3
 
61.0
 
61.5
 
62.2
 
 
Hungary
56.2
 
56.2
 
57.0
 
56.8
 
56.9
 
57.3
 
57.3
 
56.7
 
 
Iceland
84.6
 
82.8
 
84.1
 
82.8
 
84.4
 
85.3
 
85.7
 
84.2
 
 
Ireland
65.0
 
65.0
 
64.9
 
65.4
 
67.1
 
68.2
 
69.0
 
68.1
 
 
Italy
54.9
 
55.6
 
56.2
 
57.4
 
57.5
 
58.4
 
58.7
 
58.7
 
 
Japan
68.8
 
68.2
 
68.4
 
68.7
 
69.3
 
70.0
 
70.7
 
70.7
 
 
Korea
62.1
 
63.3
 
63.0
 
63.6
 
63.7
 
63.8
 
63.9
 
63.8
 
 
Luxembourg
63.0
 
63.6
 
62.2
 
62.5
 
63.6
 
63.6
 
63.6
 
64.4
 
 
Mexico
59.4
 
59.3
 
58.8
 
59.9
 
59.6
 
61.0
 
61.1
 
59.9
 
 
Netherlands
73.1
 
73.2
 
72.6
 
71.8
 
71.9
 
73.2
 
74.8
 
76.1
 
 
New Zealand
71.8
 
72.4
 
72.5
 
73.5
 
74.6
 
75.2
 
75.4
 
74.9
 
 
Norway
77.5
 
77.1
 
75.8
 
75.6
 
75.2
 
75.5
 
76.9
 
78.1
 
 
Poland
53.5
 
51.7
 
51.4
 
51.9
 
53.0
 
54.5
 
57.0
 
59.2
 
 
Portugal
68.6
 
68.1
 
67.1
 
67.8
 
67.5
 
67.9
 
67.8
 
68.2
 
 
Slovak Republic
56.9
 
56.9
 
57.7
 
57.0
 
57.7
 
59.4
 
60.7
 
62.3
 
 
Spain
58.8
 
59.5
 
60.7
 
62.0
 
64.3
 
65.7
 
66.6
 
65.3
 
 
Sweden
75.2
 
74.9
 
74.3
 
73.5
 
73.9
 
74.5
 
75.7
 
75.7
 
 
Switzerland
79.2
 
78.9
 
77.9
 
77.4
 
77.2
 
77.9
 
78.6
 
79.5
 
 
Turkey
47.8
 
46.7
 
45.5
 
46.1
 
45.9
 
45.9
 
44.6
 
44.9
 
 
United Kingdom
72.5
 
72.3
 
72.6
 
72.7
 
72.6
 
72.5
 
72.3
 
72.7
 
 
United States
73.1
 
71.9
 
71.2
 
71.2
 
71.5
 
72.0
 
71.8
 
70.9
 
 
OECD-Total
65.4
 
65.1
 
64.9
 
65.2
 
65.5
 
66.2
 
66.6
 
66.5
 
Last updated: 27 August 2009
Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
 

This table includes employment rate as percentage of working age population. The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered: :
2001-2008

Countries covered: 

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
 
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