OECD Labour Force Statistics 2013
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OECD Labour Force Statistics 2013

This annual edition of Labour Force Statistics provides detailed statistics on population, labour force, employment and unemployment, broken down by gender, as well as unemployment duration, employment status, employment by sector of activity and part-time employment. It also contains participation and unemployment rates by gender and detailed age groups as well as comparative tables for the main components of the labour force. Data are available for each OECD Member country and for OECD-Total, Euro area and European Union. The time series presented in the publication cover 10 years for most countries. It also provides information on the sources and definitions used by Member countries in the compilation of those statistics.

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OECD LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS 2013 - © OECD 2013

Labour force
2Labour force
  Annual average estimates
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2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Total labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
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..
 
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..
 
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Males
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Females
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Armed forces, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
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..
 
..
 
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Males
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Females
..
 
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..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
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..
 
..
 
Civilian labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
4 368
 
4 392
 
4 425
 
4 498
 
4 598
 
4 698
 
4 762
 
4 803
 
4 897
 
4 972
 
Males
2 417
 
2 428
 
2 437
 
2 475
 
2 531
 
2 569
 
2 593
 
2 630
 
2 691
 
2 727
 
Females
1 951
 
1 964
 
1 987
 
2 023
 
2 067
 
2 129
 
2 169
 
2 173
 
2 206
 
2 245
 
Unemployed, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
169
 
182
 
184
 
170
 
157
 
150
 
193
 
204
 
184
 
193
 
Males
87
 
92
 
89
 
79
 
69
 
70
 
96
 
101
 
91
 
98
 
Females
82
 
90
 
95
 
91
 
88
 
80
 
98
 
103
 
93
 
94
 
Civilian employment, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
4 198
 
4 210
 
4 241
 
4 328
 
4 440
 
4 548
 
4 568
 
4 600
 
4 713
 
4 779
 
Males
2 330
 
2 336
 
2 348
 
2 396
 
2 461
 
2 499
 
2 497
 
2 530
 
2 600
 
2 628
 
Females
1 868
 
1 874
 
1 892
 
1 932
 
1 979
 
2 049
 
2 071
 
2 070
 
2 113
 
2 150
 
Civilian employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
Males
55.5
 
55.5
 
55.4
 
55.4
 
55.4
 
55.0
 
54.7
 
55.0
 
55.2
 
55.0
 
Females
44.5
 
44.5
 
44.6
 
44.6
 
44.6
 
45.0
 
45.3
 
45.0
 
44.8
 
45.0
 
Unemployment rate (% of civilian labour force)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
3.9
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
Males
3.6
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.2
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
3.6
 
Females
4.2
 
4.6
 
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.2
 
3.8
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
Total labour force (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
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Males
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Females
..
 
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..
 
..
 
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..
 
Total labour force (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
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..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Males
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Females
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Civilian employment (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
57.2
 
57.0
 
57.0
 
57.8
 
58.8
 
59.5
 
59.0
 
58.8
 
59.6
 
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Males
64.9
 
64.6
 
64.5
 
65.3
 
66.5
 
66.5
 
65.6
 
65.6
 
66.7
 
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Females
49.8
 
49.6
 
49.8
 
50.6
 
51.4
 
52.7
 
52.6
 
52.1
 
52.7
 
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Civilian employment (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
84.4
 
84.0
 
83.9
 
85.0
 
86.4
 
87.3
 
86.7
 
86.4
 
87.7
 
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Males
93.5
 
93.0
 
92.7
 
93.8
 
95.4
 
95.5
 
94.2
 
94.4
 
96.1
 
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Females
75.3
 
74.9
 
75.1
 
76.1
 
77.3
 
79.1
 
79.1
 
78.3
 
79.3
 
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CIVIL. EMPL. - PROFESSIONAL STATUS, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All activities
4 192
 
4 203
 
4 222
 
4 306
 
4 419
 
4 533
 
4 572
 
4 594
 
4 719
 
4 759
 
Employees
3 689
 
3 722
 
3 747
 
3 824
 
3 907
 
4 030
 
4 087
 
4 105
 
4 216
 
4 250
 
Employers and persons working on own account
409
 
399
 
393
 
392
 
414
 
419
 
391
 
402
 
414
 
415
 
Unpaid family workers
93
 
81
 
81
 
90
 
98
 
84
 
94
 
86
 
89
 
94
 
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing
160
 
151
 
151
 
151
 
157
 
161
 
152
 
154
 
173
 
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Employees
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..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Employers and persons working on own account
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unpaid family workers
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Non-agricultural activities
4 032
 
4 051
 
4 071
 
4 155
 
4 262
 
4 372
 
4 420
 
4 440
 
4 546
 
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Employees
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..
 
..
 
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..
 
..
 
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..
 
Employers and persons working on own account
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..
 
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..
 
..
 
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Unpaid family workers
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Employees as % of civilian employment
88.0
 
88.6
 
88.8
 
88.8
 
88.4
 
88.9
 
89.4
 
89.4
 
89.3
 
89.3
 
Part-time employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part-time as % of employment
25.1
 
24.9
 
25.1
 
25.5
 
25.4
 
25.9
 
26.5
 
26.1
 
25.9
 
26.0
 
Male share of part time employment
17.8
 
17.9
 
17.4
 
18.8
 
18.7
 
18.8
 
18.8
 
19.6
 
19.8
 
20.0
 
Female share of part time employment
82.2
 
82.1
 
82.6
 
81.2
 
81.3
 
81.2
 
81.2
 
80.4
 
80.2
 
80.0
 
Male part-time as % of male employment
8.1
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
8.8
 
8.7
 
9.0
 
9.2
 
9.4
 
9.4
 
9.6
 
Female part-time as % of female employment
45.8
 
45.2
 
45.7
 
45.7
 
45.6
 
45.9
 
46.7
 
46.1
 
45.5
 
45.6
 
Duration of unemployment (% of total unemployment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less than one month
9.1
 
8.2
 
8.3
 
8.9
 
7.9
 
11.5
 
10.5
 
8.6
 
10.8
 
11.6
 
More than 1 month and less than 3 months
19.8
 
16.8
 
14.9
 
15.1
 
15.3
 
16.6
 
19.6
 
18.0
 
17.0
 
19.1
 
More than 3 months and less than 6 months
23.4
 
21.1
 
17.7
 
17.4
 
20.2
 
22.5
 
21.9
 
17.5
 
15.5
 
18.2
 
More than 6 months and less than 1 year
21.6
 
20.3
 
20.1
 
19.5
 
15.8
 
15.1
 
17.9
 
22.7
 
17.9
 
15.9
 
More than 1 year
26.1
 
33.5
 
39.0
 
39.1
 
40.8
 
34.3
 
30.1
 
33.1
 
38.8
 
35.3
 
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