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Employment and Labour Markets: Key Tables from OECD

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2012 Employment rate 2012

% of working age population

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Employment rate
% of working age population
‌‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Australia
70.3
 
71.5
 
72.2
 
72.9
 
73.2
 
72.0
 
72.4
 
72.7
 
Austria
67.8
 
68.6
 
70.2
 
71.4
 
72.1
 
71.6
 
71.7
 
72.1
 
Belgium
60.3
 
61.1
 
61.0
 
62.0
 
62.4
 
61.6
 
62.0
 
61.9
 
Canada
72.5
 
72.4
 
72.8
 
73.5
 
73.6
 
71.5
 
71.5
 
72.0
 
Chile
53.6
 
54.4
 
55.5
 
56.3
 
57.3
 
56.1
 
59.3
 
61.3
 
Czech Republic
64.2
 
64.8
 
65.3
 
66.1
 
66.6
 
65.4
 
65.0
 
65.7
 
Denmark
75.7
 
75.9
 
77.4
 
77.0
 
77.9
 
75.3
 
73.3
 
73.1
 
Estonia
62.9
 
64.2
 
67.9
 
69.2
 
69.7
 
63.5
 
61.0
 
65.2
 
Finland
67.8
 
68.5
 
69.6
 
70.5
 
71.3
 
68.4
 
68.3
 
69.2
 
France
63.7
 
63.7
 
63.6
 
64.3
 
64.8
 
64.0
 
63.8
 
63.8
 
Germany
65.0
 
65.5
 
67.2
 
69.0
 
70.2
 
70.4
 
71.2
 
72.6
 
Greece
59.4
 
60.1
 
61.0
 
61.4
 
61.9
 
61.2
 
59.6
 
55.6
 
Hungary
56.8
 
56.9
 
57.3
 
57.3
 
56.7
 
55.4
 
55.4
 
55.8
 
Iceland
82.8
 
84.4
 
85.3
 
85.7
 
84.2
 
78.9
 
78.9
 
79.0
 
Ireland
65.9
 
67.5
 
68.5
 
69.2
 
68.1
 
62.5
 
60.4
 
59.6
 
Israel 1
55.7
 
56.7
 
57.6
 
58.9
 
59.8
 
59.2
 
60.2
 
60.9
 
Italy
57.4
 
57.5
 
58.4
 
58.7
 
58.7
 
57.5
 
56.9
 
56.9
 
Japan
68.7
 
69.3
 
70.0
 
70.7
 
70.7
 
70.0
 
70.1
 
70.3
 
Korea
63.6
 
63.7
 
63.8
 
63.9
 
63.8
 
62.9
 
63.3
 
63.9
 
Luxembourg
62.5
 
63.6
 
63.6
 
64.2
 
63.4
 
65.2
 
65.2
 
64.6
 
Mexico
59.9
 
59.6
 
61.0
 
61.1
 
61.3
 
59.4
 
60.3
 
59.8
 
Netherlands
71.1
 
71.5
 
72.5
 
74.4
 
75.9
 
75.6
 
74.7
 
74.9
 
New Zealand
73.2
 
74.3
 
74.9
 
75.2
 
74.7
 
72.9
 
72.3
 
72.6
 
Norway
75.6
 
75.2
 
75.5
 
76.9
 
78.1
 
76.5
 
75.4
 
75.3
 
Poland
51.9
 
53.0
 
54.5
 
57.0
 
59.2
 
59.3
 
59.3
 
59.7
 
Portugal
67.8
 
67.5
 
67.9
 
67.8
 
68.2
 
66.3
 
65.6
 
64.2
 
Slovak Republic
57.0
 
57.7
 
59.4
 
60.7
 
62.3
 
60.2
 
58.8
 
59.5
 
Slovenia
65.3
 
66.0
 
66.6
 
67.8
 
68.6
 
67.5
 
66.2
 
64.4
 
Spain
62.0
 
64.3
 
65.7
 
66.6
 
65.3
 
60.6
 
59.4
 
58.5
 
Sweden
73.7
 
74.0
 
74.6
 
75.7
 
75.8
 
72.3
 
72.7
 
74.1
 
Switzerland
77.4
 
77.2
 
77.9
 
78.6
 
79.5
 
79.0
 
78.6
 
79.3
 
Turkey
44.1
 
44.4
 
44.6
 
44.6
 
44.9
 
44.3
 
46.3
 
48.4
 
United Kingdom
72.7
 
72.7
 
72.6
 
72.4
 
72.7
 
70.6
 
70.3
 
70.4
 
United States
71.2
 
71.5
 
72.0
 
71.8
 
70.9
 
67.6
 
66.7
 
66.6
 
OECD-Total
65.0
 
65.3
 
66.0
 
66.5
 
66.5
 
64.7
 
64.6
 
64.8
 
Last updated: 11 July 2012
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Source: Labour market statistics: Labour force statistics by sex and age: indicators, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics (database)
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