OECD Labour Force Statistics 2017
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OECD Labour Force Statistics 2017

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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International comparisons
‌29Unemployment as a percentage of labour force
Percentage
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‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2015‌
‌2016‌
Australia
4.4
 
4.2
 
5.6
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.2
 
5.7
 
6.1
 
6.1
 
5.7
 
Austria
4.9
 
4.1
 
5.3
 
4.8
 
4.6
 
4.9
 
5.3
 
5.6
 
5.7
 
6.0
 
Belgium
7.5
 
7.0
 
7.9
 
8.3
 
7.1
 
7.5
 
8.4
 
8.5
 
8.5
 
7.8
 
Canada
6.1
 
6.1
 
8.4
 
8.1
 
7.5
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
6.9
 
7.0
 
Chile
7.1
 
7.8
 
9.7
 
8.2
 
7.1
 
6.4
 
5.9
 
6.4
 
6.2
 
6.5
 
Czech Republic
5.3
 
4.4
 
6.7
 
7.3
 
6.7
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
6.1
 
5.0
 
4.0
 
Denmark
3.8
 
3.4
 
6.0
 
7.5
 
7.6
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
6.6
 
6.2
 
6.2
 
Estonia
4.6
 
5.4
 
13.5
 
16.7
 
12.3
 
10.0
 
8.6
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
6.8
 
Finland
6.9
 
6.4
 
8.2
 
8.4
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
8.2
 
8.7
 
9.4
 
8.8
 
France
7.7
 
7.1
 
8.7
 
8.9
 
8.8
 
9.4
 
9.9
 
10.3
 
10.4
 
10.1
 
Germany
8.7
 
7.5
 
7.7
 
7.0
 
5.8
 
5.4
 
5.2
 
5.0
 
4.6
 
4.1
 
Greece
8.4
 
7.8
 
9.6
 
12.7
 
17.9
 
24.4
 
27.5
 
26.5
 
24.9
 
23.5
 
Hungary
7.4
 
7.8
 
10.0
 
11.2
 
11.0
 
11.0
 
10.2
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
5.1
 
Iceland
2.2
 
2.9
 
7.2
 
7.5
 
7.0
 
6.0
 
5.4
 
4.9
 
4.0
 
3.0
 
Ireland
4.7
 
6.4
 
12.0
 
13.9
 
14.6
 
14.7
 
13.0
 
11.3
 
9.4
 
7.9
 
Israel 1
7.3
 
6.1
 
7.5
 
6.6
 
5.6
 
6.9
 
6.2
 
5.9
 
5.2
 
4.8
 
Italy
6.1
 
6.7
 
7.7
 
8.4
 
8.4
 
10.7
 
12.1
 
12.7
 
11.9
 
11.7
 
Japan
3.8
 
4.0
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
4.6
 
4.4
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.1
 
Korea
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
Latvia
6.1
 
7.7
 
17.6
 
19.5
 
16.2
 
15.1
 
11.9
 
10.8
 
9.9
 
9.6
 
Luxembourg
4.1
 
5.1
 
5.1
 
4.4
 
4.9
 
5.1
 
5.8
 
5.9
 
6.7
 
6.3
 
Mexico
3.6
 
3.9
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.2
 
4.9
 
4.9
 
4.8
 
4.3
 
3.9
 
Netherlands
3.2
 
2.8
 
3.4
 
4.5
 
5.0
 
5.8
 
7.2
 
7.4
 
6.9
 
6.0
 
New Zealand
3.6
 
4.0
 
5.8
 
6.2
 
6.0
 
6.4
 
5.8
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.1
 
Norway
2.5
 
2.5
 
3.1
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.4
 
3.5
 
4.3
 
4.7
 
Poland
9.6
 
7.1
 
8.2
 
9.6
 
9.6
 
10.1
 
10.3
 
9.0
 
7.5
 
6.2
 
Portugal
8.0
 
7.6
 
9.4
 
10.8
 
12.7
 
15.5
 
16.2
 
13.9
 
12.4
 
11.1
 
Slovak Republic
11.1
 
9.5
 
12.0
 
14.4
 
13.6
 
14.0
 
14.2
 
13.2
 
11.5
 
9.7
 
Slovenia
4.8
 
4.4
 
5.8
 
7.2
 
8.2
 
8.8
 
10.1
 
9.7
 
9.0
 
8.0
 
Spain
8.2
 
11.2
 
17.9
 
19.9
 
21.4
 
24.8
 
26.1
 
24.4
 
22.1
 
19.6
 
Sweden
6.2
 
6.2
 
8.3
 
8.6
 
7.8
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
7.4
 
7.0
 
Switzerland
..
 
..
 
..
 
4.8
 
4.4
 
4.5
 
4.7
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
4.9
 
Turkey
8.9
 
9.7
 
12.6
 
10.7
 
8.8
 
8.2
 
8.7
 
9.9
 
10.2
 
10.8
 
United Kingdom
5.3
 
5.6
 
7.5
 
7.8
 
8.0
 
7.9
 
7.5
 
6.1
 
5.3
 
4.8
 
United States
4.6
 
5.8
 
9.3
 
9.6
 
9.0
 
8.1
 
7.4
 
6.2
 
5.3
 
4.9
 
OECD-Total
5.6
 
5.9
 
8.1
 
8.3
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.9
 
7.3
 
6.8
 
6.3
 
G7
5.4
 
5.8
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
7.6
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
6.4
 
5.8
 
5.5
 
Euro area
7.4
 
7.4
 
9.5
 
10.1
 
10.1
 
11.3
 
11.9
 
11.6
 
10.8
 
10.0
 
European Union 2
7.1
 
7.0
 
8.9
 
9.5
 
9.6
 
10.4
 
10.8
 
10.2
 
9.4
 
8.5
 
Brazil
8.1
 
7.1
 
8.3
 
..
 
6.7
 
6.2
 
6.5
 
6.9
 
9.6
 
..
 
Colombia
11.2
 
11.3
 
12.1
 
11.8
 
10.9
 
10.4
 
9.7
 
9.2
 
9.0
 
9.3
 
Russian Federation
6.1
 
6.4
 
8.4
 
7.5
 
6.5
 
5.5
 
5.5
 
5.2
 
5.6
 
5.5
 
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