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03 Jan 2011
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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2010

 Employment rate of women
 % of female population (15-64)
 
 
 
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
 
Australia
62.0
 
63.0
 
63.0
 
64.6
 
65.5
 
66.1
 
66.7
 
66.2
 
 
Austria
61.2
 
61.6
 
60.7
 
62.0
 
63.5
 
64.4
 
65.8
 
66.4
 
 
Belgium
51.4
 
51.8
 
52.6
 
53.8
 
54.0
 
55.3
 
56.2
 
56.0
 
 
Canada
67.0
 
67.9
 
68.4
 
68.3
 
69.0
 
70.1
 
70.1
 
69.1
 
 
Chile
34.5
 
35.8
 
36.7
 
38.0
 
39.2
 
40.4
 
42.1
 
42.2
 
 
Czech Republic
57.1
 
56.3
 
56.0
 
56.3
 
56.8
 
57.3
 
57.6
 
56.7
 
 
Denmark
71.7
 
70.5
 
71.6
 
71.9
 
73.4
 
73.2
 
74.3
 
73.1
 
 
Estonia
57.9
 
59.0
 
60.0
 
62.1
 
65.3
 
65.9
 
66.3
 
63.0
 
 
Finland
66.1
 
65.7
 
65.5
 
66.5
 
67.3
 
68.5
 
69.0
 
67.9
 
 
France
55.8
 
57.6
 
57.7
 
58.0
 
58.2
 
59.4
 
60.1
 
60.0
 
 
Germany
58.8
 
58.7
 
59.2
 
59.6
 
61.4
 
63.2
 
64.3
 
65.2
 
 
Greece
42.9
 
44.3
 
45.2
 
46.1
 
47.4
 
47.9
 
48.7
 
48.9
 
 
Hungary
49.8
 
50.9
 
50.7
 
51.0
 
51.2
 
50.9
 
50.6
 
49.9
 
 
Iceland
79.8
 
81.2
 
79.4
 
81.2
 
81.6
 
81.7
 
80.3
 
77.2
 
 
Ireland
55.2
 
55.5
 
56.1
 
58.2
 
59.1
 
60.7
 
60.5
 
57.8
 
 
Israel 1
50.2
 
50.6
 
51.0
 
52.5
 
53.3
 
54.6
 
55.6
 
..
 
 
Italy
42.0
 
42.7
 
45.2
 
45.3
 
46.3
 
46.6
 
47.2
 
46.4
 
 
Japan
56.5
 
56.8
 
57.4
 
58.1
 
58.8
 
59.5
 
59.7
 
59.8
 
 
Korea
52.0
 
51.1
 
52.2
 
52.5
 
53.1
 
53.2
 
53.2
 
52.2
 
 
Luxembourg
51.5
 
50.9
 
51.9
 
53.7
 
54.6
 
56.1
 
55.1
 
57.0
 
 
Mexico
39.5
 
39.1
 
40.9
 
41.6
 
42.9
 
43.6
 
44.1
 
43.0
 
 
Netherlands
64.8
 
64.7
 
64.1
 
64.8
 
66.4
 
68.5
 
70.2
 
70.6
 
 
New Zealand
65.1
 
65.5
 
66.1
 
67.6
 
68.2
 
68.7
 
68.7
 
67.4
 
 
Norway
73.9
 
72.7
 
72.7
 
72.0
 
72.3
 
74.0
 
75.4
 
74.4
 
 
Poland
46.4
 
46.2
 
46.4
 
47.0
 
48.2
 
50.6
 
52.4
 
52.8
 
 
Portugal
61.4
 
61.4
 
61.7
 
61.7
 
62.0
 
61.9
 
62.5
 
61.6
 
 
Slovak Republic
51.4
 
52.2
 
50.9
 
50.9
 
51.9
 
53.0
 
54.6
 
52.8
 
 
Slovenia
58.6
 
57.6
 
60.5
 
61.3
 
61.8
 
62.6
 
64.2
 
63.8
 
 
Spain
44.9
 
46.8
 
49.0
 
51.9
 
54.0
 
55.5
 
55.7
 
53.5
 
 
Sweden
73.4
 
72.8
 
71.8
 
71.8
 
72.1
 
73.2
 
73.2
 
70.2
 
 
Switzerland
71.5
 
70.7
 
70.3
 
70.4
 
71.1
 
71.6
 
73.5
 
73.8
 
 
Turkey
26.6
 
25.2
 
22.3
 
22.3
 
22.7
 
22.8
 
23.5
 
24.2
 
 
United Kingdom
66.3
 
66.4
 
66.6
 
66.7
 
66.8
 
66.3
 
66.9
 
65.6
 
 
United States
66.1
 
65.7
 
65.4
 
65.6
 
66.1
 
65.9
 
65.5
 
63.4
 
 
OECD-Total 2
55.0
 
55.1
 
55.4
 
55.9
 
56.7
 
57.2
 
57.6
 
56.7
 
Last updated: 3 January 2011
1
The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
2
Excluding Estonia, Israel and Slovenia
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 women as percentage of female population (15-64). The table is part of the key table collection on employment and labour markets.

Years covered:
2002-2009

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