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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2011

 Employment rate of older workers
 % of population aged 55-64
 
 
 
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 2008
 2009
 2010
 
Australia
50.3
 
51.7
 
53.5
 
55.5
 
56.6
 
57.4
 
59.0
 
60.6
 
 
Austria
30.3
 
28.8
 
31.8
 
35.5
 
38.6
 
41.0
 
41.1
 
42.4
 
 
Belgium
28.1
 
30.0
 
31.8
 
32.0
 
34.4
 
34.5
 
35.3
 
37.3
 
 
Canada
53.0
 
53.9
 
54.7
 
55.5
 
57.0
 
57.5
 
57.6
 
58.3
 
 
Chile
49.1
 
50.0
 
51.0
 
53.2
 
54.4
 
55.7
 
55.4
 
58.0
 
 
Czech Republic
42.3
 
42.6
 
44.6
 
45.2
 
46.0
 
47.6
 
46.8
 
46.5
 
 
Denmark
60.2
 
60.3
 
59.5
 
60.7
 
58.6
 
57.3
 
57.5
 
57.6
 
 
Estonia
52.1
 
52.1
 
55.7
 
58.2
 
59.5
 
62.2
 
60.4
 
53.8
 
 
Finland
49.9
 
51.0
 
52.6
 
54.5
 
55.0
 
56.4
 
55.6
 
56.3
 
 
France
37.0
 
37.6
 
38.5
 
38.1
 
38.2
 
38.2
 
38.8
 
39.7
 
 
Germany
39.0
 
41.8
 
45.5
 
48.1
 
51.3
 
53.8
 
56.1
 
57.7
 
 
Greece
41.3
 
39.4
 
41.6
 
42.3
 
42.4
 
42.8
 
42.2
 
42.3
 
 
Hungary
29.0
 
31.1
 
33.0
 
33.6
 
33.1
 
31.4
 
32.8
 
34.4
 
 
Iceland
83.3
 
82.0
 
84.8
 
84.9
 
84.9
 
83.3
 
80.8
 
80.5
 
 
Ireland
49.4
 
49.6
 
51.6
 
53.2
 
54.2
 
54.0
 
51.9
 
50.8
 
 
Israel 1
50.4
 
51.5
 
52.4
 
54.9
 
57.2
 
58.4
 
58.8
 
59.8
 
 
Italy
30.3
 
30.5
 
31.4
 
32.5
 
33.8
 
34.4
 
35.7
 
36.6
 
 
Japan
62.1
 
63.0
 
63.9
 
64.7
 
66.1
 
66.3
 
65.5
 
65.2
 
 
Korea
57.8
 
58.5
 
58.7
 
59.3
 
60.6
 
60.6
 
60.4
 
60.9
 
 
Luxembourg
30.3
 
30.4
 
31.7
 
33.2
 
32.0
 
34.1
 
38.2
 
39.6
 
 
Mexico
52.9
 
53.8
 
52.6
 
55.0
 
54.7
 
54.7
 
52.5
 
54.5
 
 
Netherlands
42.5
 
43.7
 
44.8
 
45.7
 
48.8
 
51.7
 
53.3
 
54.1
 
 
New Zealand
64.3
 
67.0
 
69.5
 
70.2
 
71.8
 
71.7
 
72.1
 
73.3
 
 
Norway
68.6
 
68.0
 
67.6
 
67.4
 
69.0
 
69.3
 
68.7
 
68.6
 
 
Poland
28.6
 
28.0
 
29.1
 
28.1
 
29.7
 
31.6
 
32.3
 
34.0
 
 
Portugal
51.6
 
50.3
 
50.5
 
50.1
 
50.9
 
50.8
 
49.7
 
49.2
 
 
Slovak Republic
24.6
 
26.8
 
30.4
 
33.2
 
35.7
 
39.3
 
39.6
 
40.6
 
 
Slovenia
23.5
 
29.0
 
30.7
 
32.6
 
33.5
 
32.8
 
35.6
 
35.0
 
 
Spain
40.8
 
41.3
 
43.1
 
44.1
 
44.6
 
45.6
 
44.1
 
43.6
 
 
Sweden
69.0
 
69.5
 
69.6
 
69.8
 
70.1
 
70.3
 
70.1
 
70.6
 
 
Switzerland
65.7
 
65.2
 
65.1
 
65.7
 
67.2
 
68.4
 
68.3
 
68.3
 
 
Turkey
32.7
 
29.5
 
28.0
 
27.6
 
27.1
 
27.4
 
28.2
 
29.6
 
 
United Kingdom
55.4
 
56.2
 
56.7
 
57.4
 
57.4
 
58.2
 
57.5
 
56.7
 
 
United States
59.9
 
59.9
 
60.8
 
61.8
 
61.8
 
62.1
 
60.6
 
60.3
 
 
OECD-Total
50.0
 
50.7
 
51.7
 
52.7
 
53.5
 
54.1
 
53.6
 
54.0
 
Last updated: 31 August 2011
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Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
 

This table includes employment rate of older workers as percentage of population aged 55-64. The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered:
2003-2010

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