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OECD in Figures 2008

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Part-time and self-employment

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OECD in Figures 2008 > Labour > Part-time and self-employment
  Part- time employment1 Female part- time employment Self- employment2
  % of total employment
  Total Women Men % of total part- time employment % of civilian employment
  2007 1997 2007 1997 2007 1997 2007 1997 2006 1996
                     
Australia3 24.1 24.2 38.5 39.5 12.4 11.9 71.6 72.7 12.9 15.1
Austria 17.2 10.8 31.5 21.3 5.2 2.6 83.5 86.3 13.6 14.0
Belgium 18.3 15.0 32.9 30.5 6.3 4.4 81.2 82.5 15.1 18.8
Canada 18.2 19.1 26.1 29.4 11.0 10.5 68.0 69.9 9.1 11.1
Czech Republic 3.5 3.4 5.9 5.5 1.7 1.9 72.3 69.1 16.2 12.3
Denmark 17.7 17.2 23.9 24.5 12.4 11.1 62.8 64.6 8.9 9.5
Finland 11.7 9.3 15.5 12.5 8.2 6.4 63.7 63.7 12.9 15.3
France 13.4 14.8 23.1 25.8 5.0 5.9 80.3 77.9 9.0 11.3
Germany 22.2 15.8 39.2 31.4 7.9 4.1 80.7 85.1 12.2 10.8
Greece 7.8 8.3 13.6 14.2 4.1 4.9 67.9 62.6 36.3 45.7
Hungary 2.8 2.9 4.2 4.7 1.6 1.5 68.6 71.3 12.8 18.1
Iceland 15.9 22.4 25.4 36.8 8.0 10.1 72.7 75.8 14.8 18.2
Ireland 20.3 15.0 35.6 27.6 7.6 6.9 79.6 71.8 16.3 20.9
Italy 15.1 11.3 29.9 22.2 5.4 5.1 78.5 71.0 26.7 29.3
Japan3 18.9 17.7 32.6 30.9 9.2 8.6 71.5 71.3 13.8 17.7
Korea3 8.9 5.0 12.5 7.7 6.3 3.2 58.9 62.9 32.8 36.7
Luxembourg 13.1 11.0 28.8 26.2 1.6 2.0 93.1 88.8 6.3 8.3
Mexico 15.1 15.5 27.6 29.3 8.1 8.5 65.1 64.0 34.5 40.1
Netherlands 36.1 29.1 60.0 54.9 16.2 11.1 75.4 77.6 12.9 12.5
New Zealand 22.0 22.3 34.7 37.0 11.2 10.4 72.6 74.3 17.7 20.9
Norway 20.4 21.0 31.6 36.5 10.5 7.7 72.9 80.1 8.5 8.7
Poland 10.1 11.9 15.0 16.6 6.0 8.2 67.0 61.1 24.4 29.5
Portugal 10 10.2 14.3 16.5 6.3 5.1 66.1 72.6 24.0 28.6
Slovak Republic 2.6 2.0 4.4 3.2 1.2 0.9 74.0 73.5 12.6 6.4
Spain 10.9 7.9 20.9 16.8 3.8 3.0 79.8 75.2 17.9 24.7
Sweden 14.4 14.2 19.7 22.6 9.5 6.5 65.0 76.3 10.0 11.0
Switzerland 25.4 24.0 45.6 45.7 8.7 7.1 81.3 83.4 11.1 13.5
Turkey 8.4 6.1 19.2 13.2 4.6 3.5 59.7 58.6 43.5 57.2
United Kingdom 23.3 22.9 38.6 41.0 9.9 8.2 77.4 80.2 13.5 14.9
United States4 12.6 13.5 17.9 19.4 7.6 8.2 68.4 68.4 7.4 8.4
G7 16.4 11.9 26.4 20.0 8.0 5.5 73.5 74.2 11.1 12.9
EU15 18.1 15.6 31.7 29.4 7.2 5.7 78.0 78.9 15.6 17.2
OECD total 15.4 11.8 25.3 20.2 7.5 5.6 72.8 72.5 16.5 19.2
1. Part-time employment refers to persons who usually work less than 30 hours per week in their main job. Data include only persons declaring usual hours.
2. For some countries, data for the latest years are estimated. For further details, see the source.
3. For part-time employment: actual hours worked.
4. For part-time employment: dependent employment only.
Sources:
Labour Market Statistics, OECD database, August 2008;
Labour Force Statistics: 1986-2006, OECD, Paris, 2007;
OECD Employment Outlook,OECD, Paris, 2008.

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