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

 Employment rate of women
 % of female population (15-64)
 
 
 
 2003
 2004
 2005
 2006
 2007
 2008
 2009
 2010
 
Australia
63.0
 
63.0
 
64.6
 
65.5
 
66.1
 
66.7
 
66.3
 
66.2
 
 
Austria
61.6
 
60.7
 
62.0
 
63.5
 
64.4
 
65.8
 
66.4
 
66.4
 
 
Belgium
51.8
 
52.6
 
53.8
 
54.0
 
55.3
 
56.2
 
56.0
 
56.5
 
 
Canada
68.0
 
68.3
 
68.2
 
68.8
 
69.9
 
70.1
 
69.0
 
68.8
 
 
Chile
35.8
 
36.7
 
38.0
 
39.2
 
40.4
 
42.1
 
42.2
 
46.7
 
 
Czech Republic
56.3
 
56.0
 
56.3
 
56.8
 
57.3
 
57.6
 
56.7
 
56.3
 
 
Denmark
70.5
 
71.6
 
71.9
 
73.4
 
73.2
 
73.9
 
73.1
 
71.1
 
 
Estonia
58.8
 
59.8
 
61.9
 
65.1
 
65.7
 
66.3
 
63.0
 
60.5
 
 
Finland
65.7
 
65.5
 
66.5
 
67.3
 
68.5
 
69.0
 
67.9
 
66.9
 
 
France
58.2
 
58.2
 
58.4
 
58.6
 
59.7
 
60.4
 
60.0
 
59.9
 
 
Germany
58.7
 
59.2
 
59.6
 
61.4
 
63.2
 
64.3
 
65.2
 
66.1
 
 
Greece
44.3
 
45.2
 
46.1
 
47.4
 
47.9
 
48.7
 
48.9
 
48.1
 
 
Hungary
50.9
 
50.7
 
51.0
 
51.2
 
50.9
 
50.6
 
49.9
 
50.6
 
 
Iceland
81.2
 
79.4
 
81.2
 
81.6
 
81.7
 
80.3
 
77.2
 
77.0
 
 
Ireland
55.5
 
56.1
 
58.2
 
59.1
 
60.7
 
60.5
 
57.8
 
56.4
 
 
Israel 1
50.6
 
51.0
 
52.5
 
53.3
 
54.6
 
55.6
 
55.9
 
56.9
 
 
Italy
42.7
 
45.2
 
45.3
 
46.3
 
46.6
 
47.2
 
46.4
 
46.1
 
 
Japan
56.8
 
57.4
 
58.1
 
58.8
 
59.5
 
59.7
 
59.8
 
60.1
 
 
Korea
51.1
 
52.2
 
52.5
 
53.1
 
53.2
 
53.2
 
52.2
 
52.6
 
 
Luxembourg
50.9
 
51.9
 
53.7
 
54.6
 
56.1
 
55.1
 
57.0
 
57.2
 
 
Mexico
39.1
 
40.9
 
41.6
 
42.9
 
43.6
 
44.1
 
43.0
 
44.1
 
 
Netherlands
63.5
 
63.5
 
64.1
 
65.4
 
67.5
 
69.3
 
69.6
 
69.4
 
 
New Zealand
65.5
 
66.1
 
67.6
 
68.2
 
68.7
 
68.7
 
67.4
 
66.7
 
 
Norway
72.7
 
72.7
 
72.0
 
72.3
 
74.0
 
75.4
 
74.4
 
73.3
 
 
Poland
46.2
 
46.4
 
47.0
 
48.2
 
50.6
 
52.4
 
52.8
 
53.0
 
 
Portugal
61.4
 
61.7
 
61.7
 
62.0
 
61.9
 
62.5
 
61.6
 
61.1
 
 
Slovak Republic
52.2
 
50.9
 
50.9
 
51.9
 
53.0
 
54.6
 
52.8
 
52.3
 
 
Slovenia
57.6
 
60.5
 
61.3
 
61.8
 
62.6
 
64.2
 
63.8
 
62.6
 
 
Spain
46.8
 
49.0
 
51.9
 
54.0
 
55.5
 
55.7
 
53.5
 
53.0
 
 
Sweden
72.8
 
71.8
 
71.8
 
72.1
 
73.2
 
73.2
 
70.2
 
70.3
 
 
Switzerland
70.7
 
70.3
 
70.4
 
71.1
 
71.6
 
73.5
 
73.6
 
72.3
 
 
Turkey
25.2
 
22.3
 
22.3
 
22.7
 
22.8
 
23.5
 
24.2
 
26.2
 
 
United Kingdom
66.4
 
66.6
 
66.7
 
66.8
 
66.3
 
66.9
 
65.6
 
65.3
 
 
United States
65.7
 
65.4
 
65.6
 
66.1
 
65.9
 
65.5
 
63.4
 
62.4
 
 
OECD-Total
55.1
 
55.4
 
55.9
 
56.7
 
57.2
 
57.6
 
56.7
 
56.7
 
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 women as percentage of female population (15-64). 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