OECD Labour Force Statistics 2015
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OECD Labour Force Statistics 2015

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 2015 - © OECD 2015

Labour force
2Labour force
  Annual average estimates
‌‌
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Total labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
10 455
 
10 684
 
10 964
 
11 259
 
11 499
 
11 687
 
11 877
 
12 030
 
12 193
 
12 337
 
Males
5 767
 
5 876
 
6 019
 
6 169
 
6 285
 
6 394
 
6 477
 
6 547
 
6 625
 
6 684
 
Females
4 689
 
4 808
 
4 945
 
5 090
 
5 216
 
5 293
 
5 400
 
5 483
 
5 568
 
5 653
 
Armed forces, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
51
 
51
 
52
 
53
 
57
 
59
 
62
 
57
 
56
 
58
 
Males
44
 
44
 
45
 
46
 
51
 
51
 
53
 
49
 
48
 
49
 
Females
7
 
7
 
7
 
7
 
8
 
8
 
8
 
8
 
8
 
9
 
Civilian labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
10 404
 
10 633
 
10 912
 
11 206
 
11 442
 
11 628
 
11 815
 
11 973
 
12 137
 
12 279
 
Males
5 723
 
5 832
 
5 974
 
6 123
 
6 234
 
6 343
 
6 424
 
6 498
 
6 577
 
6 635
 
Females
4 682
 
4 801
 
4 938
 
5 083
 
5 208
 
5 285
 
5 392
 
5 475
 
5 560
 
5 644
 
Unemployed, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
524
 
508
 
478
 
474
 
636
 
606
 
600
 
625
 
686
 
746
 
Males
279
 
272
 
241
 
242
 
355
 
322
 
314
 
334
 
375
 
398
 
Females
244
 
236
 
236
 
232
 
281
 
284
 
286
 
291
 
311
 
348
 
Civilian employment, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
9 881
 
10 124
 
10 434
 
10 731
 
10 806
 
11 022
 
11 215
 
11 347
 
11 451
 
11 534
 
Males
5 443
 
5 560
 
5 732
 
5 880
 
5 879
 
6 021
 
6 109
 
6 164
 
6 202
 
6 237
 
Females
4 437
 
4 565
 
4 702
 
4 851
 
4 926
 
5 001
 
5 106
 
5 184
 
5 249
 
5 296
 
Civilian employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
100.0
 
..
 
Males
55.1
 
54.9
 
54.9
 
54.8
 
54.4
 
54.6
 
54.5
 
54.3
 
54.2
 
54.1
 
Females
44.9
 
45.1
 
45.1
 
45.2
 
45.6
 
45.4
 
45.5
 
45.7
 
45.8
 
45.9
 
Unemployment rate (% of civilian labour force)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
5.0
 
4.8
 
4.4
 
4.2
 
5.6
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.7
 
6.1
 
Males
4.9
 
4.7
 
4.0
 
4.0
 
5.7
 
5.1
 
4.9
 
5.1
 
5.7
 
6.0
 
Females
5.2
 
4.9
 
4.8
 
4.6
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
5.6
 
6.2
 
Total labour force (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
51.8
 
52.2
 
52.6
 
53.0
 
53.0
 
53.0
 
53.2
 
52.9
 
52.7
 
52.5
 
Males
57.6
 
57.8
 
58.1
 
58.3
 
58.2
 
58.3
 
58.3
 
57.9
 
57.5
 
57.2
 
Females
46.2
 
46.7
 
47.2
 
47.7
 
47.9
 
47.8
 
48.1
 
48.0
 
47.9
 
47.9
 
Total labour force (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
77.0
 
77.5
 
78.1
 
78.5
 
78.5
 
78.7
 
79.1
 
79.1
 
79.1
 
79.0
 
Males
84.8
 
85.1
 
85.5
 
85.7
 
85.5
 
85.9
 
86.1
 
85.9
 
85.8
 
85.5
 
Females
69.2
 
69.9
 
70.6
 
71.2
 
71.5
 
71.5
 
72.1
 
72.2
 
72.4
 
72.5
 
Civilian employment (% of population)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
49.0
 
49.5
 
50.1
 
50.5
 
49.8
 
50.0
 
50.2
 
49.9
 
49.5
 
49.1
 
Males
54.3
 
54.7
 
55.4
 
55.6
 
54.4
 
54.9
 
54.9
 
54.5
 
53.9
 
53.3
 
Females
43.7
 
44.4
 
44.9
 
45.4
 
45.2
 
45.2
 
45.5
 
45.4
 
45.2
 
44.9
 
Civilian employment (% of population aged 15-64)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
72.7
 
73.4
 
74.3
 
74.8
 
73.8
 
74.2
 
74.7
 
74.6
 
74.3
 
73.9
 
Males
80.0
 
80.5
 
81.4
 
81.7
 
80.0
 
80.9
 
81.2
 
80.9
 
80.3
 
79.8
 
Females
65.5
 
66.4
 
67.1
 
67.9
 
67.5
 
67.6
 
68.1
 
68.3
 
68.2
 
67.9
 
CIVIL. EMPL. - PROFESSIONAL STATUS, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All activities
9 853
 
10 088
 
10 408
 
10 695
 
10 775
 
10 991
 
11 178
 
11 315
 
11 440
 
..
 
Employees
8 577
 
8 832
 
9 164
 
9 441
 
9 502
 
9 693
 
9 911
 
10 114
 
10 255
 
..
 
Employers and persons working on own account
1 243
 
1 225
 
1 215
 
1 230
 
1 245
 
1 269
 
1 241
 
1 179
 
1 159
 
..
 
Unpaid family workers
32
 
31
 
28
 
24
 
28
 
29
 
26
 
22
 
26
 
..
 
Agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing
353
 
344
 
346
 
345
 
348
 
355
 
315
 
317
 
300
 
..
 
Employees
181
 
173
 
172
 
170
 
174
 
180
 
179
 
188
 
176
 
..
 
Employers and persons working on own account
163
 
163
 
166
 
169
 
168
 
169
 
131
 
125
 
118
 
..
 
Unpaid family workers
9
 
8
 
8
 
6
 
7
 
7
 
6
 
5
 
6
 
..
 
Non-agricultural activities
9 500
 
9 743
 
10 062
 
10 351
 
10 427
 
10 636
 
10 863
 
10 998
 
11 140
 
..
 
Employees
8 396
 
8 659
 
8 992
 
9 271
 
9 329
 
9 514
 
9 733
 
9 926
 
10 080
 
..
 
Employers and persons working on own account
1 080
 
1 062
 
1 050
 
1 061
 
1 077
 
1 100
 
1 110
 
1 054
 
1 041
 
..
 
Unpaid family workers
23
 
22
 
20
 
19
 
21
 
22
 
21
 
17
 
20
 
..
 
Employees as % of civilian employment
87.1
 
87.5
 
88.1
 
88.3
 
88.2
 
88.2
 
88.7
 
89.4
 
89.6
 
..
 
Part-time employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part-time as % of employment
24.0
 
23.9
 
23.7
 
23.8
 
24.6
 
24.8
 
24.7
 
24.6
 
24.9
 
25.2
 
Male share of part time employment
27.6
 
28.0
 
28.5
 
28.3
 
29.2
 
29.6
 
29.2
 
28.9
 
29.7
 
30.1
 
Female share of part time employment
72.4
 
72.0
 
71.5
 
71.7
 
70.8
 
70.4
 
70.8
 
71.1
 
70.3
 
69.9
 
Male part-time as % of male employment
12.0
 
12.2
 
12.3
 
12.3
 
13.2
 
13.5
 
13.2
 
13.1
 
13.6
 
14.0
 
Female part-time as % of female employment
38.7
 
38.3
 
37.7
 
37.7
 
38.2
 
38.6
 
38.4
 
38.2
 
38.1
 
38.3
 
Duration of unemployment (% of total unemployment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less than one month
28.6
 
27.5
 
29.7
 
30.3
 
25.1
 
24.9
 
25.2
 
24.2
 
22.3
 
21.7
 
More than 1 month and less than 3 months
25.4
 
26.4
 
27.3
 
27.9
 
26.8
 
25.4
 
26.2
 
26.4
 
26.5
 
23.7
 
More than 3 months and less than 6 months
15.3
 
15.3
 
15.9
 
15.1
 
18.2
 
16.4
 
16.1
 
16.3
 
16.9
 
16.6
 
More than 6 months and less than 1 year
12.4
 
12.7
 
11.7
 
11.8
 
15.2
 
14.7
 
13.5
 
14.1
 
15.1
 
16.2
 
More than 1 year
18.2
 
18.1
 
15.4
 
14.9
 
14.7
 
18.6
 
18.9
 
19.0
 
19.1
 
21.8
 
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