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

‌46Unemployment as a percentage of civilian labour force
Percentage
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2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Australia
5.0
 
4.8
 
4.4
 
4.2
 
5.6
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.7
 
6.1
 
Austria
5.6
 
5.3
 
4.9
 
4.1
 
5.3
 
4.8
 
4.6
 
4.9
 
5.3
 
5.6
 
Belgium
8.4
 
8.2
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
7.9
 
8.3
 
7.1
 
7.5
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
Canada
6.8
 
6.3
 
6.0
 
6.1
 
8.3
 
8.1
 
7.5
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
Chile
8.0
 
7.7
 
7.1
 
7.8
 
9.7
 
8.1
 
7.1
 
6.4
 
5.9
 
6.4
 
Czech Republic
8.0
 
7.2
 
5.3
 
4.4
 
6.7
 
7.3
 
6.7
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
6.1
 
Denmark
4.8
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
6.0
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
..
 
Estonia
8.1
 
6.0
 
4.6
 
5.5
 
13.6
 
16.8
 
12.4
 
10.1
 
8.7
 
7.4
 
Finland
8.4
 
7.7
 
6.9
 
6.4
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
8.2
 
8.7
 
France
8.3
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
8.6
 
8.8
 
8.6
 
9.2
 
9.7
 
..
 
Germany
11.2
 
10.3
 
8.7
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
7.1
 
5.9
 
5.4
 
5.2
 
5.0
 
Greece
9.8
 
8.9
 
8.2
 
7.3
 
9.0
 
12.0
 
16.5
 
23.8
 
27.3
 
26.6
 
Hungary
7.3
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.9
 
10.1
 
11.2
 
11.1
 
11.0
 
10.2
 
7.8
 
Iceland
2.6
 
2.9
 
2.3
 
3.0
 
7.2
 
7.6
 
7.1
 
6.0
 
5.4
 
5.0
 
Ireland
4.8
 
4.7
 
4.8
 
5.8
 
12.3
 
13.9
 
14.6
 
15.0
 
13.9
 
11.8
 
Israel 1
9.0
 
8.4
 
7.3
 
6.1
 
7.5
 
6.6
 
5.6
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
..
 
Italy
7.8
 
6.8
 
6.1
 
6.8
 
7.8
 
8.5
 
8.4
 
10.8
 
12.3
 
12.8
 
Japan
4.4
 
4.1
 
3.8
 
4.0
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
4.6
 
4.3
 
4.0
 
..
 
Korea
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.5
 
Luxembourg
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
4.2
 
5.4
 
5.8
 
5.7
 
6.1
 
6.9
 
7.1
 
Mexico
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.4
 
3.5
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
5.2
 
4.8
 
5.0
 
4.9
 
Netherlands
4.7
 
3.9
 
3.2
 
2.8
 
3.4
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
5.3
 
6.7
 
..
 
New Zealand
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.6
 
4.2
 
6.1
 
6.5
 
6.5
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
5.8
 
Norway
4.6
 
3.5
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
3.2
 
3.6
 
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
Poland
17.7
 
13.8
 
9.6
 
7.1
 
8.2
 
9.6
 
9.6
 
10.1
 
10.3
 
9.0
 
Portugal
7.6
 
7.7
 
8.0
 
7.6
 
9.5
 
10.8
 
12.8
 
15.6
 
16.3
 
14.0
 
Slovak Republic
16.2
 
13.3
 
11.0
 
9.6
 
12.1
 
14.4
 
13.6
 
13.9
 
14.2
 
13.2
 
Slovenia
6.5
 
5.9
 
4.8
 
4.4
 
5.9
 
7.2
 
8.2
 
8.8
 
10.1
 
9.7
 
Spain
9.2
 
8.5
 
8.3
 
11.3
 
17.9
 
19.9
 
21.5
 
24.9
 
26.2
 
24.5
 
Sweden
7.8
 
7.1
 
6.2
 
6.2
 
8.3
 
8.6
 
7.8
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
7.9
 
Switzerland
4.2
 
3.8
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
Turkey
10.6
 
10.2
 
10.3
 
11.0
 
14.0
 
11.9
 
9.8
 
9.2
 
9.7
 
9.9
 
United Kingdom
4.7
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.3
 
7.7
 
7.8
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.7
 
6.2
 
United States
5.1
 
4.6
 
4.6
 
5.8
 
9.3
 
9.6
 
8.9
 
8.1
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
OECD - Total
6.6
 
6.1
 
5.6
 
5.9
 
8.1
 
8.3
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
..
 
G7
6.1
 
5.8
 
5.4
 
5.8
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
7.6
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
..
 
Euro area
9.0
 
8.3
 
7.5
 
7.5
 
9.4
 
10.0
 
10.1
 
11.3
 
11.9
 
..
 
European Union 2
8.9
 
8.2
 
7.1
 
7.0
 
8.9
 
9.6
 
9.6
 
10.4
 
10.7
 
..
 
Brazil
9.3
 
8.4
 
8.1
 
7.1
 
8.3
 
..
 
6.7
 
6.2
 
6.5
 
..
 
Colombia
11.8
 
12.0
 
11.2
 
11.3
 
12.0
 
11.8
 
10.8
 
10.4
 
9.6
 
..
 
Russian Federation
7.1
 
7.1
 
6.0
 
6.2
 
8.3
 
7.3
 
6.5
 
5.5
 
5.5
 
5.2
 
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