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16 July 2013
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Employment and labour markets: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2342 - © OECD 2013

Employment rate
% of working age population
‌‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
71.5
 
72.2
 
72.9
 
73.2
 
72.0
 
72.4
 
72.7
 
72.3
 
Austria
68.6
 
70.2
 
71.4
 
72.1
 
71.6
 
71.7
 
72.1
 
72.5
 
Belgium
61.1
 
61.0
 
62.0
 
62.4
 
61.6
 
62.0
 
61.9
 
61.8
 
Canada
72.4
 
72.8
 
73.5
 
73.6
 
71.5
 
71.5
 
72.0
 
72.2
 
Chile
54.4
 
55.5
 
56.3
 
57.3
 
56.1
 
59.3
 
61.3
 
61.8
 
Czech Republic
64.8
 
65.3
 
66.1
 
66.6
 
65.4
 
65.0
 
65.7
 
66.5
 
Denmark
75.9
 
77.4
 
77.0
 
77.9
 
75.3
 
73.3
 
73.1
 
72.6
 
Estonia
64.2
 
67.9
 
69.2
 
69.7
 
63.5
 
61.0
 
65.2
 
67.2
 
Finland
68.5
 
69.6
 
70.5
 
71.3
 
68.4
 
68.3
 
69.2
 
69.5
 
France
63.7
 
63.6
 
64.3
 
64.8
 
64.0
 
63.9
 
63.9
 
63.9
 
Germany
65.5
 
67.2
 
69.0
 
70.2
 
70.4
 
71.2
 
72.6
 
72.8
 
Greece
60.1
 
61.0
 
61.4
 
61.9
 
61.2
 
59.6
 
55.6
 
51.3
 
Hungary
56.9
 
57.3
 
57.3
 
56.7
 
55.4
 
55.4
 
55.8
 
57.2
 
Iceland
84.4
 
85.3
 
85.7
 
84.2
 
78.9
 
78.9
 
79.0
 
80.2
 
Ireland
67.5
 
68.5
 
69.2
 
67.9
 
62.2
 
60.0
 
59.2
 
58.8
 
Israel 1
56.7
 
57.6
 
58.9
 
59.8
 
59.2
 
60.2
 
60.9
 
66.5
 
Italy
57.5
 
58.4
 
58.7
 
58.7
 
58.3
 
57.7
 
57.8
 
57.6
 
Japan
69.3
 
70.0
 
70.7
 
70.7
 
70.0
 
70.1
 
70.3
 
70.6
 
Korea
63.7
 
63.8
 
63.9
 
63.8
 
62.9
 
63.3
 
63.9
 
64.2
 
Luxembourg
63.6
 
63.6
 
64.2
 
63.4
 
65.2
 
65.2
 
64.6
 
65.8
 
Mexico
59.6
 
61.0
 
61.1
 
61.3
 
59.4
 
60.3
 
59.8
 
61.3
 
Netherlands
71.5
 
72.5
 
74.4
 
75.9
 
75.6
 
74.7
 
74.9
 
75.1
 
New Zealand
74.3
 
74.9
 
75.2
 
74.7
 
72.9
 
72.3
 
72.6
 
72.1
 
Norway
75.2
 
75.5
 
76.9
 
78.1
 
76.5
 
75.4
 
75.3
 
75.8
 
Poland
53.0
 
54.5
 
57.0
 
59.2
 
59.3
 
58.9
 
59.3
 
59.7
 
Portugal
67.5
 
67.9
 
67.8
 
68.2
 
66.3
 
65.6
 
64.2
 
61.8
 
Slovak Republic
57.7
 
59.4
 
60.7
 
62.3
 
60.2
 
58.8
 
59.5
 
59.7
 
Slovenia
66.0
 
66.6
 
67.8
 
68.6
 
67.5
 
66.2
 
64.4
 
64.1
 
Spain
64.3
 
65.7
 
66.6
 
65.3
 
60.6
 
59.4
 
58.5
 
56.2
 
Sweden
74.0
 
74.6
 
74.2
 
74.3
 
72.2
 
72.1
 
73.6
 
73.8
 
Switzerland
77.2
 
77.9
 
78.6
 
79.5
 
79.0
 
78.6
 
79.3
 
79.4
 
Turkey
44.4
 
44.6
 
44.6
 
44.9
 
44.3
 
46.3
 
48.4
 
48.9
 
United Kingdom
72.7
 
72.6
 
72.4
 
72.7
 
70.6
 
70.3
 
70.4
 
70.9
 
United States
71.5
 
72.0
 
71.8
 
70.9
 
67.6
 
66.7
 
66.6
 
67.1
 
OECD-Total
65.3
 
66.0
 
66.5
 
66.5
 
64.8
 
64.6
 
64.8
 
65.1
 
Last updated: 16 July 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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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.
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:
2004-2011

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