OECD Labour Force Statistics 2016
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OECD Labour Force Statistics 2016

This annual edition of Labour Force Statistics provides detailed statistics on 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 2016 - © OECD 2016

Labour force
1Labour force
  Annual average estimates
‌‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2015‌
Civilian labour force, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
151 428
 
153 124
 
154 287
 
154 142
 
153 889
 
153 617
 
154 975
 
155 389
 
155 922
 
157 130
 
Males
81 255
 
82 136
 
82 519
 
82 123
 
81 985
 
81 975
 
82 327
 
82 667
 
82 882
 
83 620
 
Females
70 173
 
70 988
 
71 767
 
72 019
 
71 904
 
71 642
 
72 648
 
72 722
 
73 040
 
73 509
 
Unemployed, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
7 001
 
7 078
 
8 924
 
14 265
 
14 825
 
13 747
 
12 506
 
11 460
 
9 616
 
8 296
 
Males
3 753
 
3 882
 
5 033
 
8 453
 
8 626
 
7 684
 
6 771
 
6 314
 
5 190
 
4 490
 
Females
3 247
 
3 196
 
3 891
 
5 811
 
6 199
 
6 063
 
5 734
 
5 146
 
4 427
 
3 807
 
Civilian employment, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
144 427
 
146 047
 
145 363
 
139 878
 
139 064
 
139 869
 
142 469
 
143 929
 
146 305
 
148 833
 
Males
77 502
 
78 254
 
77 486
 
73 670
 
73 359
 
74 290
 
75 555
 
76 353
 
77 692
 
79 131
 
Females
66 926
 
67 792
 
67 876
 
66 208
 
65 705
 
65 579
 
66 914
 
67 577
 
68 613
 
69 703
 
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
 
53.6
 
53.3
 
52.7
 
52.8
 
53.1
 
53.0
 
53.0
 
53.1
 
53.2
 
Females
46.3
 
46.4
 
46.7
 
47.3
 
47.2
 
46.9
 
47.0
 
47.0
 
46.9
 
46.8
 
Unemployment rate (% of civilian labour force)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All persons
4.6
 
4.6
 
5.8
 
9.3
 
9.6
 
8.9
 
8.1
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
5.3
 
Males
4.6
 
4.7
 
6.1
 
10.3
 
10.5
 
9.4
 
8.2
 
7.6
 
6.3
 
5.4
 
Females
4.6
 
4.5
 
5.4
 
8.1
 
8.6
 
8.5
 
7.9
 
7.1
 
6.1
 
5.2
 
CIVIL. EMPL. - PROFESSIONAL STATUS, thousands
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All activities
144 427
 
146 047
 
145 362
 
139 877
 
139 064
 
139 869
 
142 469
 
143 929
 
146 305
 
148 833
 
Employees
133 736
 
135 503
 
135 161
 
129 956
 
129 267
 
130 315
 
132 830
 
134 420
 
136 861
 
139 225
 
Employers and persons working on own account
10 586
 
10 413
 
10 080
 
9 831
 
9 681
 
9 449
 
9 529
 
9 408
 
9 358
 
9 509
 
Unpaid family workers
105
 
131
 
122
 
91
 
117
 
106
 
110
 
101
 
86
 
100
 
Employees as % of civilian employment
92.6
 
92.8
 
93.0
 
92.9
 
93.0
 
93.2
 
93.2
 
93.4
 
93.5
 
93.5
 
Part-time employment (%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part-time as % of employment
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Male share of part time employment
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Female share of part time employment
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Male part-time as % of male employment
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Female part-time as % of female employment
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Duration of unemployment (% of total unemployment)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Less than one month
37.3
 
35.9
 
32.8
 
22.2
 
18.7
 
19.5
 
21.1
 
22.6
 
25.7
 
28.9
 
More than 1 month and less than 3 months
30.3
 
31.5
 
31.4
 
26.8
 
22.0
 
21.8
 
22.9
 
24.1
 
25.3
 
27.8
 
More than 3 months and less than 6 months
14.8
 
15.0
 
16.0
 
19.5
 
16.0
 
15.0
 
14.9
 
15.8
 
15.6
 
15.3
 
More than 6 months and less than 1 year
7.6
 
7.6
 
9.1
 
15.3
 
14.3
 
12.4
 
11.8
 
11.7
 
10.5
 
9.4
 
More than 1 year
10.0
 
10.0
 
10.6
 
16.3
 
29.0
 
31.3
 
29.3
 
25.9
 
23.0
 
18.7
 
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Note: Detailed metadata: http://metalinks.oecd.org/lfs/20170518/af600,
http://metalinks.oecd.org/lfs/20170518/87289http://metalinks.oecd.org/lfs/20170518/fd503
and http://metalinks.oecd.org/lfs/20170518/7169f.
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Countries Covered:
United States
 
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