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
‌‌
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Total labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
29 235
 
29 756
 
30 057
 
30 572
 
30 718
 
31 090
 
31 215
 
31 353
 
31 632
 
31 933
 
Males
15 840
 
16 148
 
16 280
 
16 534
 
16 680
 
16 877
 
16 900
 
16 917
 
17 079
 
17 249
 
Females
13 395
 
13 608
 
13 777
 
14 039
 
14 038
 
14 213
 
14 314
 
14 436
 
14 553
 
14 685
 
Armed forces, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
127
 
167
 
161
 
139
 
135
 
166
 
148
 
166
 
139
 
150
 
Males
112
 
139
 
131
 
118
 
113
 
142
 
127
 
146
 
119
 
131
 
Females
15
 
28
 
31
 
20
 
21
 
25
 
20
 
19
 
20
 
18
 
Civilian labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
29 107
 
29 589
 
29 896
 
30 433
 
30 583
 
30 924
 
31 067
 
31 187
 
31 493
 
31 784
 
Males
15 727
 
16 009
 
16 149
 
16 416
 
16 567
 
16 735
 
16 773
 
16 771
 
16 960
 
17 117
 
Females
13 380
 
13 580
 
13 746
 
14 019
 
14 017
 
14 188
 
14 294
 
14 417
 
14 533
 
14 666
 
Unemployed, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
1 414
 
1 395
 
1 399
 
1 649
 
1 622
 
1 642
 
2 406
 
2 434
 
2 473
 
2 519
 
Males
866
 
825
 
818
 
959
 
930
 
968
 
1 483
 
1 460
 
1 440
 
1 444
 
Females
548
 
571
 
581
 
690
 
691
 
674
 
923
 
974
 
1 033
 
1 075
 
Civilian employment, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
27 693
 
28 194
 
28 496
 
28 784
 
28 961
 
29 282
 
28 661
 
28 753
 
29 020
 
29 265
 
Males
14 861
 
15 184
 
15 331
 
15 457
 
15 637
 
15 767
 
15 290
 
15 311
 
15 520
 
15 673
 
Females
12 832
 
13 009
 
13 165
 
13 329
 
13 326
 
13 514
 
13 371
 
13 443
 
13 500
 
13 592
 
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
53.7
 
53.9
 
53.8
 
53.7
 
54.0
 
53.8
 
53.3
 
53.3
 
53.5
 
53.6
 
Females
46.3
 
46.1
 
46.2
 
46.3
 
46.0
 
46.2
 
46.7
 
46.8
 
46.5
 
46.4
 
Unemployment rate (% of civilian labour force)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
4.9
 
4.7
 
4.7
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
7.7
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
Males
5.5
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.8
 
5.6
 
5.8
 
8.8
 
8.7
 
8.5
 
8.4
 
Females
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
4.9
 
4.9
 
4.8
 
6.5
 
6.8
 
7.1
 
7.3
 
Total labour force (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
49.1
 
50.4
 
50.6
 
51.2
 
51.1
 
51.4
 
51.2
 
51.1
 
50.0
 
50.1
 
Males
54.4
 
55.9
 
55.9
 
56.4
 
56.5
 
56.7
 
56.4
 
56.0
 
54.9
 
55.1
 
Females
44.0
 
45.2
 
45.5
 
46.1
 
45.9
 
46.2
 
46.3
 
46.4
 
45.2
 
45.3
 
Total labour force (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
74.7
 
76.3
 
76.3
 
76.9
 
76.6
 
77.1
 
77.1
 
77.0
 
75.8
 
76.7
 
Males
81.3
 
83.3
 
83.2
 
83.7
 
83.6
 
84.2
 
83.8
 
83.5
 
82.2
 
83.2
 
Females
68.2
 
69.3
 
69.5
 
70.2
 
69.6
 
70.2
 
70.4
 
70.6
 
69.5
 
70.2
 
Civilian employment (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
46.5
 
47.8
 
48.0
 
48.2
 
48.2
 
48.4
 
47.0
 
46.9
 
45.9
 
45.9
 
Males
51.1
 
52.5
 
52.6
 
52.7
 
52.9
 
53.0
 
51.0
 
50.7
 
49.9
 
50.0
 
Females
42.1
 
43.2
 
43.5
 
43.8
 
43.5
 
43.9
 
43.2
 
43.2
 
41.9
 
42.0
 
Civilian employment (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
70.8
 
72.3
 
72.3
 
72.4
 
72.2
 
72.7
 
70.8
 
70.6
 
69.6
 
70.3
 
Males
76.3
 
78.3
 
78.3
 
78.2
 
78.4
 
78.6
 
75.8
 
75.6
 
74.7
 
75.6
 
Females
65.3
 
66.3
 
66.4
 
66.6
 
66.0
 
66.7
 
65.8
 
65.7
 
64.5
 
65.0
 
CIVIL. EMPL. - PROFESSIONAL STATUS, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All activities
27 693
 
28 194
 
28 496
 
28 784
 
28 961
 
29 282
 
28 661
 
28 752
 
29 020
 
29 265
 
Employees
24 035
 
24 450
 
24 807
 
25 015
 
25 102
 
25 362
 
24 775
 
24 770
 
24 969
 
24 982
 
Employers and persons working on own account
3 479
 
3 648
 
3 592
 
3 679
 
3 762
 
3 810
 
3 790
 
3 895
 
3 960
 
4 176
 
Unpaid family workers
179
 
95
 
98
 
90
 
97
 
110
 
96
 
88
 
91
 
107
 
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing
348
 
268
 
289
 
271
 
299
 
325
 
309
 
339
 
341
 
352
 
Employees
159
 
132
 
140
 
129
 
140
 
150
 
125
 
145
 
145
 
150
 
Employers and persons working on own account
177
 
127
 
135
 
132
 
144
 
160
 
173
 
180
 
184
 
190
 
Unpaid family workers
12
 
8
 
14
 
10
 
15
 
15
 
11
 
14
 
13
 
12
 
Non-agricultural activities
27 345
 
27 926
 
28 207
 
28 513
 
28 662
 
28 957
 
28 352
 
28 413
 
28 679
 
28 913
 
Employees
23 876
 
24 318
 
24 667
 
24 886
 
24 962
 
25 212
 
24 650
 
24 625
 
24 824
 
24 832
 
Employers and persons working on own account
3 302
 
3 521
 
3 457
 
3 547
 
3 618
 
3 650
 
3 617
 
3 715
 
3 776
 
3 986
 
Unpaid family workers
167
 
87
 
84
 
80
 
82
 
95
 
85
 
74
 
78
 
95
 
Employees as % of civilian employment
86.8
 
86.7
 
87.1
 
86.9
 
86.7
 
86.6
 
86.4
 
86.2
 
86.0
 
85.4
 
Part-time employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part-time as % of employment
23.5
 
23.6
 
23.0
 
23.2
 
22.9
 
23.0
 
23.9
 
24.6
 
24.6
 
24.9
 
Male share of part time employment
21.4
 
21.4
 
22.4
 
22.6
 
23.0
 
23.9
 
24.2
 
25.1
 
25.3
 
26.2
 
Female share of part time employment
78.6
 
78.6
 
77.6
 
77.4
 
77.0
 
76.1
 
75.8
 
74.9
 
74.7
 
73.8
 
Male part-time as % of male employment
9.4
 
9.5
 
9.6
 
9.8
 
9.8
 
10.3
 
10.9
 
11.6
 
11.7
 
12.2
 
Female part-time as % of female employment
39.8
 
39.8
 
38.5
 
38.6
 
38.3
 
37.8
 
38.8
 
39.4
 
39.3
 
39.4
 
Duration of unemployment (% of total unemployment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less than one month
19.5
 
20.1
 
18.5
 
17.5
 
16.5
 
16.8
 
12.5
 
10.4
 
10.5
 
10.9
 
More than 1 month and less than 3 months
26.4
 
25.8
 
26.2
 
24.1
 
25.2
 
24.8
 
22.5
 
19.7
 
19.9
 
18.7
 
More than 3 months and less than 6 months
18.1
 
18.1
 
18.3
 
18.8
 
18.3
 
18.2
 
20.3
 
17.3
 
17.8
 
16.8
 
More than 6 months and less than 1 year
14.5
 
15.5
 
15.9
 
17.3
 
16.2
 
16.1
 
20.2
 
19.9
 
18.3
 
18.7
 
More than 1 year
21.5
 
20.6
 
21.0
 
22.3
 
23.7
 
24.1
 
24.5
 
32.6
 
33.4
 
34.8
 
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