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OECD Factbook 2015-2016

Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

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OECD Factbook 2015-2016 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical publication from the OECD. Close to 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: economy, education, energy, transportation, environment, development, health, industry, information and communications, population, employment and labour, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and R&D. This year, the OECD Factbook includes new indicators on a number of regional indicators including GDP by metropolitan area.

Data are provided for all OECD countries, including the OECD aggregate, euro area, European Union, and where data are available, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa.

For each indicator, there is a two-page spread. A text page includes a short introduction followed by a detailed definition of the indicator, comments on comparability of the data, an assessment of long-term trends related to the indicator, and a list of references for further information on the indicator. The second page contains a table and a graph providing – at a glance – the key message conveyed by the data. Each indicator includes StatLinks which allow readers to download the corresponding data.

OECD Factbook 2015-2016 is a key reference tool for users working on economic and policy issues.

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From Chapter: Employment rates
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Employment rates by gender

Share of persons of working age in employment

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OECD Factbook 2015-2016 - ISBN 9789264251113 - © OECD 2016

Employment rates by gender
Share of persons of working age in employment
‌‌
Women
 Men 
‌Total‌
‌2000‌
‌2010‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2000‌
‌2010‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2000‌
‌2010‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
Australia
61.3
 
66.1
 
66.4
 
66.1
 
76.9
 
78.6
 
77.6
 
77.1
 
69.1
 
72.4
 
72.0
 
71.6
 
Austria
59.6
 
65.7
 
66.9
 
66.9
 
77.4
 
76.0
 
76.0
 
75.3
 
68.5
 
70.8
 
71.4
 
71.1
 
Belgium
51.5
 
56.5
 
57.2
 
58.0
 
69.5
 
67.5
 
66.4
 
65.8
 
60.5
 
62.0
 
61.8
 
61.9
 
Canada
65.6
 
68.8
 
69.7
 
69.4
 
76.2
 
74.1
 
75.2
 
75.2
 
70.9
 
71.5
 
72.4
 
72.3
 
Chile
..
 
46.7
 
51.0
 
51.7
 
..
 
72.1
 
73.8
 
72.8
 
..
 
59.3
 
62.3
 
62.2
 
Czech Republic
56.9
 
56.3
 
59.6
 
60.7
 
73.2
 
73.5
 
75.7
 
77.0
 
65.0
 
65.0
 
67.7
 
69.0
 
Denmark
71.6
 
71.1
 
70.1
 
69.8
 
80.8
 
75.6
 
75.0
 
75.8
 
76.3
 
73.4
 
72.6
 
72.8
 
Estonia
57.4
 
60.8
 
65.7
 
66.3
 
63.4
 
61.7
 
71.4
 
73.0
 
60.3
 
61.3
 
68.5
 
69.6
 
Finland
64.2
 
66.9
 
67.8
 
68.0
 
70.1
 
69.4
 
69.9
 
69.5
 
67.2
 
68.2
 
68.9
 
68.7
 
France
..
 
59.8
 
60.4
 
60.4
 
..
 
68.4
 
67.9
 
67.3
 
..
 
64.0
 
64.1
 
63.8
 
Germany
..
 
66.1
 
69.0
 
69.5
 
..
 
76.0
 
78.0
 
78.1
 
..
 
71.1
 
73.5
 
73.8
 
Greece
41.7
 
48.0
 
39.9
 
41.1
 
71.5
 
70.4
 
57.9
 
58.0
 
56.5
 
59.1
 
48.8
 
49.4
 
Hungary
49.7
 
50.2
 
52.6
 
55.9
 
63.1
 
59.9
 
63.7
 
67.8
 
56.2
 
55.0
 
58.1
 
61.8
 
Iceland
..
 
76.2
 
79.0
 
79.3
 
..
 
80.1
 
83.2
 
84.0
 
..
 
78.2
 
81.1
 
81.6
 
Ireland
53.9
 
55.8
 
55.9
 
56.7
 
76.3
 
63.5
 
65.1
 
66.9
 
65.2
 
59.7
 
60.5
 
61.7
 
Israel
50.9
 
56.9
 
63.0
 
64.2
 
61.4
 
63.4
 
71.2
 
71.5
 
56.1
 
60.2
 
67.1
 
67.9
 
Italy
39.6
 
46.1
 
46.5
 
46.8
 
68.0
 
67.5
 
64.7
 
64.7
 
53.7
 
56.8
 
55.5
 
55.7
 
Japan
56.8
 
60.4
 
62.5
 
63.7
 
81.1
 
80.7
 
80.8
 
81.6
 
69.0
 
70.6
 
71.7
 
72.7
 
Korea
50.0
 
52.6
 
53.9
 
54.9
 
73.1
 
73.9
 
74.9
 
75.7
 
61.5
 
63.3
 
64.4
 
65.3
 
Luxembourg
..
 
57.2
 
59.1
 
60.5
 
..
 
73.1
 
72.2
 
72.6
 
..
 
65.2
 
65.7
 
66.6
 
Mexico
..
 
43.2
 
45.0
 
44.2
 
..
 
77.8
 
78.3
 
78.1
 
..
 
59.7
 
60.8
 
60.4
 
Netherlands
63.5
 
69.3
 
69.0
 
68.1
 
82.1
 
80.0
 
78.2
 
78.2
 
73.0
 
74.7
 
73.6
 
73.1
 
New Zealand
63.1
 
66.5
 
67.7
 
69.1
 
77.8
 
78.2
 
78.3
 
79.7
 
70.3
 
72.2
 
72.8
 
74.2
 
Norway
73.7
 
73.3
 
73.5
 
73.4
 
81.3
 
77.3
 
77.3
 
77.0
 
77.5
 
75.3
 
75.4
 
75.2
 
Poland
48.9
 
52.6
 
53.4
 
55.2
 
61.2
 
65.3
 
66.6
 
68.2
 
55.0
 
59.0
 
60.0
 
61.7
 
Portugal
60.5
 
61.0
 
57.9
 
59.7
 
76.6
 
69.7
 
63.5
 
65.8
 
68.4
 
65.3
 
60.6
 
62.6
 
Slovak Republic
51.5
 
52.3
 
53.3
 
54.3
 
62.2
 
65.2
 
66.4
 
67.7
 
56.8
 
58.8
 
59.9
 
61.0
 
Slovenia
58.4
 
62.6
 
59.2
 
60.0
 
67.2
 
69.7
 
67.1
 
67.6
 
62.9
 
66.2
 
63.3
 
63.9
 
Spain
41.3
 
52.8
 
50.3
 
51.2
 
71.2
 
64.8
 
59.2
 
60.7
 
56.3
 
58.9
 
54.8
 
56.0
 
Sweden
..
 
69.7
 
72.5
 
73.1
 
..
 
74.6
 
76.3
 
76.6
 
..
 
72.2
 
74.4
 
74.9
 
Switzerland
..
 
72.5
 
74.4
 
75.2
 
..
 
84.6
 
84.7
 
84.5
 
..
 
78.6
 
79.6
 
79.9
 
Turkey
..
 
26.2
 
29.7
 
29.5
 
..
 
66.7
 
69.5
 
69.5
 
..
 
46.3
 
49.5
 
49.5
 
United Kingdom
64.7
 
64.5
 
65.8
 
67.1
 
77.8
 
74.4
 
75.4
 
76.8
 
71.2
 
69.4
 
70.5
 
71.9
 
United States
67.8
 
62.4
 
62.3
 
63.0
 
80.6
 
71.1
 
72.6
 
73.5
 
74.1
 
66.7
 
67.4
 
68.1
 
EU 28
..
 
58.2
 
58.8
 
59.6
 
..
 
70.1
 
69.4
 
70.1
 
..
 
64.1
 
64.1
 
64.8
 
OECD
..
 
56.5
 
57.4
 
57.9
 
..
 
72.6
 
73.1
 
73.6
 
..
 
64.5
 
65.1
 
65.7
 
Brazil
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
China
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
India
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Indonesia
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Russian Federation
59.3
 
63.3
 
64.4
 
64.8
 
67.6
 
71.6
 
73.6
 
74.3
 
63.3
 
67.3
 
68.8
 
69.3
 
South Africa
39.0
 
35.3
 
36.9
 
36.9
 
53.2
 
48.7
 
48.7
 
48.9
 
45.7
 
41.8
 
42.7
 
42.8
 
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