OECD Labour Force Statistics 2014
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OECD Labour Force Statistics 2014

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 2014 - © OECD 2014

Labour force
2Labour force
  Annual average estimates
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2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
Total labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
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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
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Civilian labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
23 417
 
23 743
 
23 978
 
24 216
 
24 347
 
24 394
 
24 748
 
25 099
 
25 501
 
25 873
 
Males
13 727
 
13 883
 
13 978
 
14 124
 
14 208
 
14 319
 
14 492
 
14 683
 
14 891
 
15 071
 
Females
9 690
 
9 860
 
10 001
 
10 092
 
10 139
 
10 076
 
10 256
 
10 416
 
10 609
 
10 802
 
Unemployed, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
860
 
887
 
827
 
783
 
769
 
889
 
920
 
855
 
820
 
807
 
Males
534
 
553
 
533
 
517
 
505
 
584
 
577
 
530
 
504
 
498
 
Females
326
 
334
 
294
 
266
 
265
 
304
 
342
 
325
 
316
 
309
 
Civilian employment, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
22 557
 
22 856
 
23 151
 
23 433
 
23 577
 
23 506
 
23 829
 
24 244
 
24 681
 
25 066
 
Males
13 193
 
13 330
 
13 444
 
13 607
 
13 703
 
13 734
 
13 915
 
14 153
 
14 387
 
14 573
 
Females
9 364
 
9 526
 
9 706
 
9 826
 
9 874
 
9 772
 
9 914
 
10 091
 
10 294
 
10 494
 
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
58.5
 
58.3
 
58.1
 
58.1
 
58.1
 
58.4
 
58.4
 
58.4
 
58.3
 
58.1
 
Females
41.5
 
41.7
 
41.9
 
41.9
 
41.9
 
41.6
 
41.6
 
41.6
 
41.7
 
41.9
 
Unemployment rate (% of civilian labour force)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
Males
3.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
Females
3.4
 
3.4
 
2.9
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.0
 
3.3
 
3.1
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
Total labour force (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
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..
 
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..
 
Males
..
 
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..
 
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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
47.0
 
47.5
 
47.9
 
48.2
 
48.2
 
47.8
 
48.2
 
48.7
 
49.4
 
49.9
 
Males
54.6
 
55.1
 
55.3
 
55.7
 
55.8
 
55.7
 
56.2
 
56.7
 
57.5
 
58.0
 
Females
39.2
 
39.8
 
40.3
 
40.6
 
40.5
 
39.9
 
40.2
 
40.6
 
41.2
 
41.8
 
Civilian employment (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
65.5
 
66.2
 
66.5
 
66.9
 
66.6
 
65.9
 
66.2
 
66.7
 
67.5
 
68.3
 
Males
75.2
 
75.8
 
75.8
 
76.0
 
75.7
 
75.3
 
75.7
 
76.2
 
77.0
 
77.6
 
Females
55.4
 
56.2
 
56.9
 
57.3
 
57.0
 
56.0
 
56.3
 
56.8
 
57.6
 
58.5
 
CIVIL. EMPL. - PROFESSIONAL STATUS, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All activities
22 557
 
22 856
 
23 151
 
23 433
 
23 577
 
23 506
 
23 829
 
24 244
 
24 681
 
25 066
 
Employees
14 894
 
15 185
 
15 551
 
15 970
 
16 206
 
16 454
 
16 971
 
17 397
 
17 712
 
18 195
 
Employers and persons working on own account
6 110
 
6 172
 
6 135
 
6 049
 
5 970
 
5 711
 
5 592
 
5 594
 
5 718
 
5 651
 
Unpaid family workers
1 553
 
1 499
 
1 466
 
1 413
 
1 401
 
1 341
 
1 266
 
1 254
 
1 251
 
1 221
 
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing
1 824
 
1 813
 
1 781
 
1 723
 
1 686
 
1 648
 
1 566
 
1 542
 
1 528
 
1 520
 
Employees
170
 
160
 
161
 
170
 
164
 
173
 
175
 
173
 
153
 
147
 
Employers and persons working on own account
1 116
 
1 134
 
1 106
 
1 063
 
1 048
 
1 018
 
974
 
958
 
952
 
953
 
Unpaid family workers
537
 
519
 
514
 
490
 
475
 
458
 
418
 
410
 
422
 
420
 
Non-agricultural activities
20 734
 
21 043
 
21 370
 
21 710
 
21 891
 
21 857
 
22 262
 
22 703
 
23 153
 
23 546
 
Employees
14 724
 
15 026
 
15 390
 
15 800
 
16 043
 
16 281
 
16 796
 
17 224
 
17 559
 
18 047
 
Employers and persons working on own account
4 994
 
5 038
 
5 028
 
4 986
 
4 922
 
4 693
 
4 618
 
4 636
 
4 766
 
4 698
 
Unpaid family workers
1 016
 
980
 
952
 
924
 
926
 
884
 
848
 
843
 
828
 
801
 
Employees as % of civilian employment
66.0
 
66.4
 
67.2
 
68.2
 
68.7
 
70.0
 
71.2
 
71.8
 
71.8
 
72.6
 
Part-time employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part-time as % of employment
8.4
 
9.0
 
8.8
 
8.9
 
9.3
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
13.5
 
10.2
 
11.1
 
Male share of part time employment
41.0
 
42.1
 
41.5
 
41.1
 
41.0
 
40.7
 
39.7
 
43.4
 
39.0
 
39.5
 
Female share of part time employment
59.0
 
57.9
 
58.5
 
58.9
 
59.0
 
59.3
 
60.3
 
56.6
 
61.0
 
60.5
 
Male part-time as % of male employment
5.9
 
6.5
 
6.3
 
6.3
 
6.5
 
6.9
 
7.2
 
10.0
 
6.8
 
7.5
 
Female part-time as % of female employment
11.9
 
12.5
 
12.3
 
12.5
 
13.2
 
14.2
 
15.5
 
18.5
 
15.0
 
16.2
 
Duration of unemployment (% of total unemployment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less than one month
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..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
More than 1 month and less than 3 months
62.3
 
61.2
 
61.2
 
60.1
 
58.6
 
63.9
 
67.2
 
67.5
 
63.9
 
63.9
 
More than 3 months and less than 6 months
26.3
 
27.2
 
27.5
 
28.2
 
31.7
 
27.2
 
25.9
 
25.7
 
27.6
 
28.2
 
More than 6 months and less than 1 year
10.3
 
10.8
 
10.2
 
11.2
 
7.0
 
8.5
 
6.6
 
6.4
 
8.2
 
7.5
 
More than 1 year
1.1
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
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