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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Labor stats

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  • Agricultural workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the agricultural sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Employment rate > Adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Expense > Current LCU: Expense (current LCU). Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.
  • Female doctors: Female doctors as % of the total - 2000.
  • GNI > Current US$: GNI (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Labor force per 1000: The total labor force figure. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Labor force, total: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage: Hourly minimum wage at international USD (this means that discrepancies in purchasing power have been compensated for).
  • Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

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  • Strikes: Strikes five-year average in days not worked per 1000 employees (1996-2000)
  • Trade union membership: Union members as % of all employees. Figures are for 2000.
  • Unemployment rate: The percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • GNI > Current US$ per capita: GNI (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Labor force, total per 1000: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Working mothers: Working proportion of mothers with children under 6 years old 2001
  • Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes: Percentage of unemployed people out of total population able to work. Workers not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage. 
  • GNI per capita > Constant LCU: GNI per capita (constant LCU). GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant local currency.
  • Expense > Current LCU per capita: Expense (current LCU). Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Employment rate > Women: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Labor force > Total: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector."
  • Industrial workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the industrial sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Employment rate > Men: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men: Employment-to-population ratio, men, percentage.
  • Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Men: Percentage of unemployed men out of total male population able to work. Men not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage.
  • Unemployment > Long-term unemployment rate: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed."
  • Force > Total > Per capita: Total labor force comprises people who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Force > Total: Total labor force comprises people who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Female decision makers: Female legislators, senior officials and managers (as % of total). Data refer to the latest year available during the period 1991-2000. Those for countries that have implemented the recent International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88) are not strictly comparable with those for countries using the previous classification (ISCO-68).
  • Agricultural workers > Female: Proportion of employed females engaged in the agricultural sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Employment > Percent of population are employees > Women: Number of female self-reported employees (formal or informal), expressed as a percentage of the total female employed population.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Men > Aged above 14: Percent employed in industry.
  • Unemployment > Youth unemployment, both sexes: Percentage of population aged 15-24 that is unemployed. 
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • GNI > Current LCU: GNI (current LCU). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current local currency.
  • Unemployment: Unemployed as proportion of the total labour force. Data for 2000-2002.
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women: Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees.
  • Female economic activity: Female economic activity rate (aged 15 and above) in 2000.
  • Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Women: Percentage of unemployed women out of total female population able to work. Women not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women: Employment-to-population ratio, women, percentage.
  • Labor force > Per capita: The total labor force figure Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Industrial workers > Female: Proportion of employed females engaged in the industrial sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Work Time > More than 40 hours: Percentage of persons in employment working more than 40 hours/week. Data is for 2000.
  • Employment rate > Young adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Female professionals: Female professional and technical workers (as % of total)
  • Net income from abroad > Current US$: Net income from abroad (current US$). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Unemployment gender ratio: Female unemployment rate as a % of the male unemployment rate.
  • Part time employment rate > Men > Aged above 14: Percent of males over the age of 14 years who work less than 30 hours a week (either as employees or self-employed) as a percentage of all males in employment.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men: Employment rates are calculated as the ratio of the employed to the working age population. To calculate this employment rate, the population of working age is divided into two groups: those who are employed and those who are not. Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week. Those not in employment consist of persons who are out of work but seeking employment, students and all others who have excluded themselves from the labour force for one reason or another, such as incapacity or the need to look after young children or elderly relatives.

    Working age is generally defined as persons in the 15 to 64 age bracket although in some countries working age is defined as 16 to 64.
  • Rigidity of employment index > 0=less rigid to 100=more rigid: The rigidity of employment index measures the regulation of employment, specifically the hiring and firing of workers and the rigidity of working hours. This index is the average of three subindexes: a difficulty of hiring index, a rigidity of hours index, and a difficulty of firing index. The index ranges from 0 to 100, with higher values indicating more rigid regulations."
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Men > Aged above 14: Percent employed in agriculture.
  • Employment > Percent of population are employees > Men: Number of male self-reported employees (formal or informal), expressed as a percentage of the total male employed population.
  • Service workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the service sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Female economic activity growth: The % change in the female economic activity rate (aged 15 and above) from 1990 to 2000.
  • Employment rate > Young men: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Employment rate > Young women: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of the unemployed plus those in employment, which are defined as persons who have worked for one hour or more in the last week.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.
  • Hours worked: Number of hours worked in 2003; average of all people in employment. Note that different nations use very different practices and definitions in this data field, so comparisons such as this table are tentative at best.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total: Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees.
  • GDP per person employed > Constant 1990 PPP $: GDP per person employed is gross domestic product (GDP) divided by total employment in the economy. Purchasing power parity (PPP) GDP is GDP converted to 1990 constant international dollars using PPP rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP that a U.S. dollar has in the United States.
  • GNI > Constant LCU: GNI (constant LCU). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant local currency.
  • GNI per capita > Constant 2000 US$: GNI per capita (constant 2000 US$). GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • GNI > Constant LCU per capita: GNI (constant LCU). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Service workers > Female: Proportion of employed females engaged in the service sector. Employment by economic activity (%) (most recent year available between 1995 and 2001). Note: As a result of a number of limitations in the data, comparisons of labour statistics over time and across countries should be made with caution. For detailed notes on the data see ILO (2002. Estimates and Projections of the Economically Active Population, 1950-2010, 4th ed., rev. 2. Database. Geneva; 2002. Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2001-2002. February 2002; and 2002. Laboursta Database. February 2002). The percentage shares of employment by economic activity may not sum to 100 because of rounding or the omission of activities not classified.
  • Long term unemployment: Long term unemployment as a % of labour force, 2000. Long term implies 12 months or longer.
  • Part time employment rate > Women > Aged above 14: Percent of females over the age of 14 years who work less than 30 hours a week (either as employees or self-employed) as a percentage of all females in employment.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Women > Aged above 14: Percent employed in agriculture.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged above 14: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged above 14: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged 15 to 24: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • Unemployment > Youth unemployment, male: Percentage of male population aged 15-24 that is unemployed. 
  • Gender division of housework: Gender Division of Labour Index, 1994 Range = 1.00 (female does all) through 2.50 (equality) to 5.00 (male does all).
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per $ GDP: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration.
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate per million: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment: Long-term unemployment is conventionally defined either as those unemployed for 6 months or more or, as here, those unemployed for 12 months or more. The ratios calculated here show the proportion of these long-term unemployed among all unemployed.

    Unemployment is defined in most OECD countries in accordance with the ILO Guidelines. Unemployment is usually measured by household labour force surveys and the unemployed are defined as those persons who report that they have worked in gainful employment for less than one hour in the previous week, who are available for work and who have taken actions to seek employment in the previous four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify the kinds of actions that count as seeking work.
  • Foreign labor force: Foreign labour force 2000
  • Total work time > Males: Total work time (minutes per day)
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Women > Aged above 14: Percent employed in industry.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Men > Aged above 14: Percent employed in services.
  • Working time to buy > A car: Hours worked by average worker to buy a car. Indicative of the purchasing power of the currency of the country.
  • Work time > Market-oriented: Classification of market and non-market activities are not strictly based on the 1993 revised UN System of National Accounts, so comparisons between countries and areas must be made with caution.
  • Total work time > Females: Total work time (minutes per day)
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 40-44: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 15-19: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Working time to buy > Chicken: Number of minutes worked by average worker to buy one kilo of chicken. The comparison of income levels only becomes meaningful if the cost of buying the necessities and luxuries of life is also considered.
  • Working time to buy > Milk: Number of minutes worked by average worker to buy 1 litre of milk.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 20-24: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 35-39: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Total work time > Females over males: Female total work time as a % of male total work time
  • Unemployment and education > Tertiary: Unemployment rates among people of all ages who are educated to tertiary levels. Data is for 2000.
  • Employment rate of highly educated women: Employment rate of women aged 25-54, 2000, who are educated upto or more than tertiary level.
  • Researchers in labor force: Number of researchers per 10000 in the labour force (1999).
  • Work time > Non-market-oriented: Classification of market and non-market activities are not strictly based on the 1993 revised UN System of National Accounts, so comparisons between countries and areas must be made with caution.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Steel industry jobs: Employment in the steel industry. Figures in thousand jobs.
  • Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men per million: Employment rates are calculated as the ratio of the employed to the working age population. To calculate this employment rate, the population of working age is divided into two groups: those who are employed and those who are not. Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week. Those not in employment consist of persons who are out of work but seeking employment, students and all others who have excluded themselves from the labour force for one reason or another, such as incapacity or the need to look after young children or elderly relatives.

    Working age is generally defined as persons in the 15 to 64 age bracket although in some countries working age is defined as 16 to 64. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Working time to buy > Beef: Number of minutes worked by average worker to buy one kilo of beef. The comparison of income levels only becomes meaningful if the cost of buying the necessities and luxuries of life is also considered.
  • Working time to buy > Bread: Number of minutes worked by average worker to buy bread.
  • Unemployment benefit as % of GDP: Expenditure on unemployment benefits as % of GDP (Year 1998).
  • Net income from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP: Net income from abroad (current US$). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Net income from abroad > Constant LCU per million: Net income from abroad (constant LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged 15 to 24: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • GNI growth > Annual %: GNI growth (annual %). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad.
  • GNI per capita > Current LCU: GNI per capita (current LCU). GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current local currency.
  • Net income from abroad > Constant LCU: Net income from abroad (constant LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in constant local currency.
  • Employees, services, male > % of male employment: Employees, services, male (% of male employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services.
  • Part time employment, male > % of total male employment: Part time employment, male (% of total male employment). Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.
  • Part time employment, total > % of total employment: Part time employment, total (% of total employment). Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.
  • Unemployment, youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24: Unemployment, youth female (% of female labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment, male > % of male unemployment: Long-term unemployment, male (% of male unemployment). Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Unemployment, female > % of female labor force: Unemployment, female (% of female labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Working time to buy > A television set: Hours worked by average worker to buy a television set. Indicative of the purchasing power of the currency of the country.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 65 plus: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Working time to buy > A refrigerator: Hours worked by average worker to buy a refrigerator. Indicative of the purchasing power of the currency of the country.
  • Unemployment > Male > % of male labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment > Youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment > Male > % of male unemployment: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 25-29: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 35-39: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 60-64: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Maximum: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Minimum: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • Unemployment > Youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Force > Female > % of total labor force: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Working time to buy > Fish: Number of minutes worked by average worker to buy one kilo of fish. The comparison of income levels only becomes meaningful if the cost of buying the necessities and luxuries of life is also considered.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Employees > Industry > Female > % of female employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Industry corresponds to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3) and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water)."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment with tertiary education > Male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO)."
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 20-24: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > Male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Employees, industry, female > % of female employment: Employees, industry, female (% of female employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Industry corresponds to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3) and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water).
  • Wage and salaried workers, female > % of females employed: Wage and salaried workers, female (% of females employed). Wage and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs," where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.
  • Contributing family workers, total > % of total employed: Contributing family workers, total (% of total employed). Contributing family workers are those workers who hold "self-employment jobs" as own-account workers in a market-oriented establishment operated by a related person living in the same household.
  • Wage and salary workers, male > % of males employed: Wage and salary workers, male (% of males employed). Wage and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs," where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 25-29: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 30-34: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employment in industry > % of total employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Industry corresponds to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3) and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water)."
  • Personal remittances, received > % of GDP: Personal remittances, received (% of GDP). Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees.
  • Net income from abroad > Current LCU: Net income from abroad (current LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current local currency.
  • Employees, agriculture, male > % of male employment: Employees, agriculture, male (% of male employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing.
  • Self-employed, male > % of males employed: Self-employed, male (% of males employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.
  • Employees, industry, male > % of male employment: Employees, industry, male (% of male employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Industry corresponds to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3) and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water).
  • Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment per million: Long-term unemployment is conventionally defined either as those unemployed for 6 months or more or, as here, those unemployed for 12 months or more. The ratios calculated here show the proportion of these long-term unemployed among all unemployed.

    Unemployment is defined in most OECD countries in accordance with the ILO Guidelines. Unemployment is usually measured by household labour force surveys and the unemployed are defined as those persons who report that they have worked in gainful employment for less than one hour in the previous week, who are available for work and who have taken actions to seek employment in the previous four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify the kinds of actions that count as seeking work. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment per million: Part-time employment refers to persons who usually work less than 30 hours per week in their main job. Both employees and the self-employed may be part-time workers.

    Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week. The rates shown here refer to the numbers of persons who usually work less than 30 hours per week as a percentage of the total number of those in employment. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Gini index of regional unemployment rates > Small regions: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • Unemployment > Total > % of total labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Employment rate of lesser educated women: Employment rate of women aged 25-54, 2000, who are educated lesser than upper secondary level.
  • Force > Total per 1000: Total labor force comprises people who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Unemployment > Female > % of female labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment > Female > % of female unemployment: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Long-term unemployment > % of total unemployment: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Unemployment with secondary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Force participation rate > Female > % of female population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 45-49: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 50-54: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 55-59: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 60-64: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 50-54: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 55-59: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment and education > Upper secondary: Unemployment rates among people of all ages who are educated upto Upper Secondary levels. Data is for 2000.
  • Unemployment with secondary education > Male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Net income from abroad > Current LCU per million: Net income from abroad (current LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Long term unemployment > Share: Percentage share of unemployment that lasts longer than 12 months. Data for 2001.
  • Part time employment, female > % of total part time employment: Part time employment, female (% of total part time employment). Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.
  • Unemployment, youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24: Unemployment, youth male (% of male labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Wage and salaried workers, total > % of total employed: Wage and salaried workers, total (% of total employed). Wage and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs," where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.
  • Unemployment, total > % of total labor force: Unemployment, total (% of total labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women per million: Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration.
  • Labor force > Female > % of total labor force: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.
  • Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment: Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector is the share of female workers in the nonagricultural sector (industry and services), expressed as a percentage of total employment in the nonagricultural sector. Industry includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, electricity, gas, and water, corresponding to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3). Services include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services-corresponding to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3)."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment > Total > % of total labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Steel industry jobs per million: Employment in the steel industry. Figures in thousand jobs. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 30-34: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 15-19: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment: Part-time employment refers to persons who usually work less than 30 hours per week in their main job. Both employees and the self-employed may be part-time workers.

    Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week. The rates shown here refer to the numbers of persons who usually work less than 30 hours per week as a percentage of the total number of those in employment.
  • Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Women > Aged 15 to 24: Ratio of youth unemployment rate to adult unemployment rate.
  • Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Men > Aged 15 to 24: Ratio of youth unemployment rate to adult unemployment rate.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Women > Aged above 14: Percent employed in services.
  • Unemployment > Youth unemployment, female: Percentage of female population aged 15-24 that is unemployed.
  • Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14: Percentage of females above the age of 14 in employment, who work less than 20 hours/week.
  • Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14: Percentage of males above the age of 14 in employment, who work less than 20 hours/week.
  • Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14: Percentage of females above the age of 14 in employment, who work more than 40 hours per week.
  • Part time > Part time employment rate > Men: Percentage of country's males over the age of 15 that are employed only part-time.
  • Part time > Part time employment rate > Women: Percentage of country's females over the age of 15 that are employed only part-time.
  • GNI > Current US$, % of GDP: GNI (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • GNI > Current LCU per capita: GNI (current LCU). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Net income from abroad > Current US$ per million: Net income from abroad (current US$). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 40-44: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per $ GDP: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Expense > % of GDP: Expense (% of GDP). Expense is cash payments for operating activities of the government in providing goods and services. It includes compensation of employees (such as wages and salaries), interest and subsidies, grants, social benefits, and other expenses such as rent and dividends.
  • Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense: Subsidies and other transfers (% of expense). Subsidies, grants, and other social benefits include all unrequited, nonrepayable transfers on current account to private and public enterprises; grants to foreign governments, international organizations, and other government units; and social security, social assistance benefits, and employer social benefits in cash and in kind.
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total per million: Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total per million: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of the unemployed plus those in employment, which are defined as persons who have worked for one hour or more in the last week.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Employees, agriculture, female > % of female employment: Employees, agriculture, female (% of female employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing.
  • Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total > %: Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Self-employed, female > % of females employed: Self-employed, female (% of females employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.
  • Contributing family workers, male > % of males employed: Contributing family workers, male (% of males employed). Contributing family workers are those workers who hold "self-employment jobs" as own-account workers in a market-oriented establishment operated by a related person living in the same household.
  • Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, male > %: Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, male (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Self-employed, total > % of total employed: Self-employed, total (% of total employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.
  • Employment to population ratio, 15+, female > %: Employment to population ratio, 15+, female (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Employment to population ratio, 15+, total > %: Employment to population ratio, 15+, total (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Contributing family workers, female > % of females employed: Contributing family workers, female (% of females employed). Contributing family workers are those workers who hold u2018self-employment jobsu2019 as own-account workers in a market-oriented establishment operated by a related person living in the same household.
  • Employment to population ratio, 15+, male > %: Employment to population ratio, 15+, male (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Employees, services, female > % of female employment: Employees, services, female (% of female employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services.
  • Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24: Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment, female > % of female unemployment: Long-term unemployment, female (% of female unemployment). Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Unemployment, male > % of male labor force: Unemployment, male (% of male labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14: Percentage of males above the age of 14 in employment, who work more than 40 hours per week.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Economic activity > Women aged 45-49: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Force participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Force participation rate > Male > % of male population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Labor force with secondary education > Male > % of male labor force: Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Employees > Agriculture > Male > % of male employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing."
  • Employees > Agriculture > Female > % of female employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing."
  • Employment in agriculture > % of total employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing."
  • Employees > Services > Female > % of female employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services."
  • Labor force with primary education > Female > % of female labor force: Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Employment in services > % of total employment: Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services."
  • Labor force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Labor force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Labor force with primary education > Male > % of male labor force: Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Labor force with secondary education > Female > % of female labor force: Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Labor force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force."
  • Unemployment > Long-term unemployment rate > Female: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment with primary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO)."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO)."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment with secondary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO)."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment with tertiary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO)."
  • Labor participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15+: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment with primary education > Male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO)."
  • Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Agricultural workers > Male 5%
Ranked 64th. 25% more than United States
4%
Ranked 69th.
Employment rate > Adults 54.2
Ranked 112th.
59.2
Ranked 74th. 9% more than Japan

Expense > Current LCU 92.71 trillion
Ranked 4th. 24 times more than United States
3.92 trillion
Ranked 18th.

Female doctors 14.3%
Ranked 18th.
23.1%
Ranked 17th. 62% more than Japan
GNI > Current US$ $6.15 trillion
Ranked 4th.
$16.51 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Japan

Hours worked > Standard workweek 40 hours
Ranked 98th. The same as United States
40 hours
Ranked 108th.
Labor force 65.7 million
Ranked 9th.
154.9 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Japan

Labor force > By occupation agriculture 4.6%, industry 27.8%, services 67.7% farming, forestry, and fishing 0.7%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 22.9%, managerial, professional, and technical 34.9%, sales and office 25%, other services 16.5%; <i>note:</i> figures exclude the unemployed
Labor force per 1000 515.49
Ranked 28th. 3% more than United States
500.77
Ranked 33th.

Labor force, total 65.28 million
Ranked 9th.
158.69 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Japan

Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage $5.64
Ranked 17th.
$7.25
Ranked 13th. 29% more than Japan
Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage Ranges from 664 Japanese yen ($8.17) to 869 yen ($10.65) per hour; set on a prefectural and industry basis. The federal minimum wage in the United States is US$ 7.25 per hour. States may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling; some territories are exempt and have lower rates.
Strikes 1
Ranked 27th.
60
Ranked 11th. 60 times more than Japan
Trade union membership 22%
Ranked 15th. 69% more than United States
13%
Ranked 17th.
Unemployment rate 5.1%
Ranked 74th.
9.7%
Ranked 31st. 90% more than Japan

GNI > Current US$ per capita $48,213.08
Ranked 11th.
$52,608.35
Ranked 8th. 9% more than Japan

Labor force, total per 1000 511.76
Ranked 42nd. 1% more than United States
505.51
Ranked 51st.

Working mothers 34%
Ranked 21st.
61%
Ranked 8th. 79% more than Japan
Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes 56.6%
Ranked 39th.
58.4%
Ranked 34th. 3% more than Japan

GNI per capita > Constant LCU 4.2 million
Ranked 8th. 91 times more than United States
46,084.41
Ranked 47th.

Expense > Current LCU per capita 725,354.99
Ranked 13th. 58 times more than United States
12,566.94
Ranked 57th.

Employment rate > Women 43.2
Ranked 100th.
52.9
Ranked 50th. 22% more than Japan

Labor force > Total 66.88 million
Ranked 9th.
158.37 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Japan

Industrial workers > Male 38%
Ranked 16th. 19% more than United States
32%
Ranked 42nd.
Employment rate > Men 66.4
Ranked 100th. 1% more than United States
66
Ranked 107th.

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men 67.7%
Ranked 26th. 6% more than United States
63.9%
Ranked 38th.

Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Men 67.7%
Ranked 26th. 6% more than United States
63.9%
Ranked 38th.

Unemployment > Long-term unemployment rate 33.3
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than United States
10.6
Ranked 30th.

Force > Total > Per capita 0.521 per capita
Ranked 24th.
0.524 per capita
Ranked 22nd. 1% more than Japan

Force > Total 66.59 million
Ranked 7th.
155.46 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than Japan

Female decision makers 9%
Ranked 63th.
45%
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Japan
Agricultural workers > Female 6%
Ranked 37th. 6 times more than United States
1%
Ranked 76th.
Employment > Percent of population are employees > Women 84.7%
Ranked 33th.
94.1%
Ranked 5th. 11% more than Japan

Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Men > Aged above 14 35.3%
Ranked 20th. 17% more than United States
30.2%
Ranked 44th.

Unemployment > Youth unemployment, both sexes 8%
Ranked 64th.
17.3%
Ranked 42nd. 2 times more than Japan

Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate 4.13%
Ranked 21st.
4.62%
Ranked 19th. 12% more than Japan
GNI > Current LCU 490.72 trillion
Ranked 6th. 30 times more than United States
16.51 trillion
Ranked 27th.

Unemployment 5.1%
Ranked 10th. 2% more than United States
5%
Ranked 11th.
Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women 13.13%
Ranked 10th. 2 times more than United States
5.84%
Ranked 26th.
Female economic activity 50.8%
Ranked 81st.
58.8%
Ranked 57th. 16% more than Japan
Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Women 46.3%
Ranked 42nd.
53.2%
Ranked 22nd. 15% more than Japan

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women 46.3%
Ranked 42nd.
53.2%
Ranked 22nd. 15% more than Japan

Labor force > Per capita 523.33 per 1,000 people
Ranked 34th. 3% more than United States
508.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 42nd.

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34 79.51%
Ranked 106th.
86.54%
Ranked 69th. 9% more than Japan
Industrial workers > Female 22%
Ranked 17th. 83% more than United States
12%
Ranked 56th.
Work Time > More than 40 hours 75.9%
Ranked 1st. 12% more than United States
67.6%
Ranked 2nd.
Employment rate > Young adults 40.4
Ranked 83th.
50.7
Ranked 45th. 25% more than Japan

Female professionals 45%
Ranked 50th.
54%
Ranked 20th. 20% more than Japan
Net income from abroad > Current US$ $190.41 billion
Ranked 2nd.
$269.90 billion
Ranked 1st. 42% more than Japan

Unemployment gender ratio 91%
Ranked 24th.
105%
Ranked 17th. 15% more than Japan
Part time employment rate > Men > Aged above 14 14.2%
Ranked 3rd. 82% more than United States
7.8%
Ranked 12th.

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ per capita 10.03$
Ranked 79th.
138.98$
Ranked 28th. 14 times more than Japan

Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men 81.72%
Ranked 4th. 5% more than United States
77.78%
Ranked 13th.
Rigidity of employment index > 0=less rigid to 100=more rigid 16
Ranked 121st.
0.0
Ranked 170th.

Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Men > Aged above 14 4.4%
Ranked 55th. Twice as much as United States
2.2%
Ranked 65th.

Employment > Percent of population are employees > Men 85%
Ranked 12th.
91.2%
Ranked 2nd. 7% more than Japan

Service workers > Male 57%
Ranked 27th.
64%
Ranked 7th. 12% more than Japan
Female economic activity growth 3%
Ranked 77th.
6%
Ranked 56th. Twice as much as Japan
Employment rate > Young men 39.7
Ranked 113th.
51.7
Ranked 69th. 30% more than Japan

Employment rate > Young women 41.2
Ranked 57th.
49.7
Ranked 34th. 21% more than Japan

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per capita 10,025.51$ per 1,000 people
Ranked 80th.
138,564.64$ per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th. 14 times more than Japan

Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total 3.9%
Ranked 22nd.
4.6%
Ranked 18th. 18% more than Japan
Hours worked 1,801 hours
Ranked 2nd. 1% more than United States
1,792 hours
Ranked 3rd.
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus 22.43%
Ranked 82nd. 2 times more than United States
9.92%
Ranked 124th.
Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total 13.38%
Ranked 16th. 85% more than United States
7.22%
Ranked 29th.
GDP per person employed > Constant 1990 PPP $ $45,587.00
Ranked 19th.
$65,480.00
Ranked 1st. 44% more than Japan

GNI > Constant LCU 535.32 trillion
Ranked 4th. 37 times more than United States
14.47 trillion
Ranked 14th.

GNI per capita > Constant 2000 US$ $38,075.13
Ranked 12th.
$46,084.41
Ranked 6th. 21% more than Japan

GNI > Constant LCU per capita 4.2 million
Ranked 8th. 91 times more than United States
46,084.41
Ranked 47th.

Service workers > Female 72%
Ranked 43th.
86%
Ranked 15th. 19% more than Japan
Long term unemployment 1.2%
Ranked 19th. 6 times more than United States
0.2%
Ranked 27th.
Part time employment rate > Women > Aged above 14 42.3%
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
18.3%
Ranked 19th.

Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Women > Aged above 14 4.5%
Ranked 34th. 6 times more than United States
0.8%
Ranked 62nd.

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged above 14 46.2%
Ranked 99th.
57%
Ranked 37th. 23% more than Japan

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged above 14 69.9%
Ranked 98th. 1% more than United States
69.5%
Ranked 99th.

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged 15 to 24 41.4%
Ranked 57th.
54%
Ranked 29th. 30% more than Japan

Unemployment > Youth unemployment, male 8.9%
Ranked 61st.
18.7%
Ranked 32nd. 2 times more than Japan

Gender division of housework 1.5
Ranked 13th.
2.26
Ranked 1st. 51% more than Japan
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49 87.17%
Ranked 51st. 1% more than United States
86.12%
Ranked 58th.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per $ GDP 0.283$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 132nd.
3.31$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 81st. 12 times more than Japan

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ 1.28 billion$
Ranked 24th.
41.07 billion$
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Japan

Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate per million 0.0324%
Ranked 28th. 2 times more than United States
0.0151%
Ranked 30th.
Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment 31.98%
Ranked 14th. 3 times more than United States
9.95%
Ranked 24th.
Foreign labor force 0.2%
Ranked 23th.
12.4%
Ranked 5th. 62 times more than Japan
Total work time > Males 363 minutes
Ranked 26th.
428 minutes
Ranked 12th. 18% more than Japan
Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Women > Aged above 14 17.6%
Ranked 20th. 83% more than United States
9.6%
Ranked 59th.

Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Men > Aged above 14 59.1%
Ranked 23th.
67.6%
Ranked 4th. 14% more than Japan

Working time to buy > A car 1,182 hours
Ranked 11th.
1,459 hours
Ranked 8th. 23% more than Japan
Work time > Market-oriented 66%
Ranked 3rd. 32% more than United States
50%
Ranked 20th.
Total work time > Females 393 minutes
Ranked 25th.
453 minutes
Ranked 10th. 15% more than Japan
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19 15.81%
Ranked 157th.
38.86%
Ranked 81st. 2 times more than Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 40-44 75.83%
Ranked 69th.
82.15%
Ranked 52nd. 8% more than Japan
Economic activity > Men aged 15-19 16.8%
Ranked 158th.
40.19%
Ranked 98th. 2 times more than Japan
Working time to buy > Chicken 41 minutes
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
12 minutes
Ranked 14th.
Working time to buy > Milk 8 minutes
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United States
3 minutes
Ranked 11th.
Economic activity > Men aged 20-24 71.96%
Ranked 163th.
78.54%
Ranked 139th. 9% more than Japan
Economic activity > Men aged 35-39 97.84%
Ranked 57th. 5% more than United States
93.35%
Ranked 163th.
Total work time > Females over males 108%
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
106%
Ranked 19th.
Unemployment and education > Tertiary 3.5%
Ranked 8th. 94% more than United States
1.8%
Ranked 15th.
Employment rate of highly educated women 62.7%
Ranked 18th.
81.9%
Ranked 12th. 31% more than Japan
Researchers in labor force 97 per 10000 people
Ranked 2nd. 20% more than United States
81 per 10000 people
Ranked 4th.
Work time > Non-market-oriented 34%
Ranked 27th.
50%
Ranked 11th. 47% more than Japan
Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24 7.7%
Ranked 62nd.
10.5%
Ranked 51st. 36% more than Japan

Steel industry jobs 197 thousand jobs
Ranked 2nd. 30% more than United States
151 thousand jobs
Ranked 3rd.

Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men per million 0.641%
Ranked 29th. 3 times more than United States
0.254%
Ranked 30th.
Working time to buy > Beef 137 minutes
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than United States
50 minutes
Ranked 11th.
Working time to buy > Bread 15 minutes
Ranked 1st. 7% more than United States
14 minutes
Ranked 2nd.
Unemployment benefit as % of GDP 0.5% of GDP
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than United States
0.2% of GDP
Ranked 18th.
Net income from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP 3.2%
Ranked 12th. 86% more than United States
1.72%
Ranked 20th.

Net income from abroad > Constant LCU per million 130.08 billion
Ranked 1st. 173 times more than United States
753.24 million
Ranked 12th.

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged 15 to 24 40.8%
Ranked 122nd.
55.8%
Ranked 60th. 37% more than Japan

GNI growth > Annual % 2.01%
Ranked 73th.
2.42%
Ranked 67th. 20% more than Japan

GNI per capita > Current LCU 3.85 million
Ranked 18th. 73 times more than United States
52,608.35
Ranked 90th.

Net income from abroad > Constant LCU 16.59 trillion
Ranked 1st. 70 times more than United States
236.45 billion
Ranked 6th.

Employees, services, male > % of male employment 61.9%
Ranked 20th.
71.7%
Ranked 6th. 16% more than Japan

Part time employment, male > % of total male employment 10.1%
Ranked 20th. 42% more than United States
7.1%
Ranked 31st.

Part time employment, total > % of total employment 20%
Ranked 11th. 79% more than United States
11.2%
Ranked 37th.

Unemployment, youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24 7.1%
Ranked 71st.
14.7%
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than Japan

Long-term unemployment, male > % of male unemployment 2.1%
Ranked 32nd.
2.4%
Ranked 29th. 14% more than Japan

Unemployment, female > % of female labor force 4%
Ranked 74th.
7.9%
Ranked 44th. 98% more than Japan

Working time to buy > A television set 15 hours
Ranked 14th. The same as United States
15 hours
Ranked 13th.
Economic activity > Men aged 65 plus 33.4%
Ranked 81st. 2 times more than United States
13.49%
Ranked 127th.
Working time to buy > A refrigerator 60 hours
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
29 hours
Ranked 10th.
Unemployment > Male > % of male labor force 4.9%
Ranked 60th.
5.6%
Ranked 53th. 14% more than Japan

Force with secondary education > % of total 49.3%
Ranked 19th. 25% more than United States
39.5%
Ranked 7th.
Unemployment > Youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24 9.9%
Ranked 47th.
12.4%
Ranked 38th. 25% more than Japan

Long-term unemployment > Male > % of male unemployment 38.9%
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than United States
12.5%
Ranked 25th.

Economic activity > Men aged 25-29 95.3%
Ranked 88th. 5% more than United States
90.93%
Ranked 159th.
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54 84.41%
Ranked 36th. 5% more than United States
80.24%
Ranked 63th.
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39 83.93%
Ranked 89th.
87.29%
Ranked 68th. 4% more than Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 35-39 69.73%
Ranked 88th.
81.1%
Ranked 54th. 16% more than Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 60-64 38.04%
Ranked 60th. 15% more than United States
33.2%
Ranked 67th.
Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Maximum 7.73%
Ranked 20th.
9.35%
Ranked 17th. 21% more than Japan
Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Minimum 2.48%
Ranked 20th. About the same as United States
2.47%
Ranked 21st.
Unemployment > Youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24 8.7%
Ranked 49th.
11.3%
Ranked 41st. 30% more than Japan

Force > Female > % of total labor force 41.08%
Ranked 99th.
46.23%
Ranked 44th. 13% more than Japan

Working time to buy > Fish 62 minutes
Ranked 7th. 7% more than United States
58 minutes
Ranked 8th.
Unemployment with tertiary education > Female > % of female unemployment 32.6%
Ranked 12th.
48.5%
Ranked 3rd. 49% more than Japan

Employees > Industry > Female > % of female employment 17.4%
Ranked 22nd. 85% more than United States
9.4%
Ranked 59th.

Unemployment > Unemployment with tertiary education > Male > % of male unemployment 30.9%
Ranked 9th.
42%
Ranked 3rd. 36% more than Japan

Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 29.2%
Ranked 14th.
47.3%
Ranked 3rd. 62% more than Japan

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24 71.93%
Ranked 94th.
75.54%
Ranked 63th. 5% more than Japan
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29 83.09%
Ranked 77th.
85.46%
Ranked 56th. 3% more than Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 20-24 71.9%
Ranked 54th.
72.42%
Ranked 52nd. 1% more than Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus 14.41%
Ranked 69th. 94% more than United States
7.41%
Ranked 95th.
Unemployment with tertiary education > Male > % of male unemployment 26.5%
Ranked 12th.
46.3%
Ranked 2nd. 75% more than Japan

Employees, industry, female > % of female employment 14.7%
Ranked 27th. 2 times more than United States
7.2%
Ranked 71st.

Wage and salaried workers, female > % of females employed 88.7%
Ranked 33th.
94.5%
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Japan

Contributing family workers, total > % of total employed 2.9%
Ranked 31st. 29 times more than United States
0.1%
Ranked 78th.

Wage and salary workers, male > % of males employed 87.1%
Ranked 11th.
99.1%
Ranked 2nd. 14% more than Japan

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64 54.5%
Ranked 66th. 32% more than United States
41.42%
Ranked 101st.
Economic activity > Women aged 25-29 70.32%
Ranked 78th.
79.87%
Ranked 49th. 14% more than Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 30-34 60.71%
Ranked 106th.
79.8%
Ranked 57th. 31% more than Japan
Employment in industry > % of total employment 27.9%
Ranked 22nd. 35% more than United States
20.6%
Ranked 55th.

Personal remittances, received > % of GDP 0.0426%
Ranked 135th. 10% more than United States
0.0387%
Ranked 136th.

Net income from abroad > Current LCU 15.19 trillion
Ranked 1st. 56 times more than United States
269.9 billion
Ranked 6th.

Employees, agriculture, male > % of male employment 3.8%
Ranked 69th. 65% more than United States
2.3%
Ranked 74th.

Self-employed, male > % of males employed 12.6%
Ranked 74th. 58% more than United States
8%
Ranked 81st.

Employees, industry, male > % of male employment 33.1%
Ranked 26th. 32% more than United States
25.1%
Ranked 52nd.

Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment per million 0.251%
Ranked 26th. 8 times more than United States
0.0324%
Ranked 28th.
Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment per million 0.148%
Ranked 26th. 4 times more than United States
0.0412%
Ranked 30th.
Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Gini index of regional unemployment rates > Small regions 0.137 Year 2006
Ranked 22nd.
0.139 Year 2006
Ranked 21st. 1% more than Japan
Unemployment > Total > % of total labor force 4.7%
Ranked 62nd.
5.5%
Ranked 55th. 17% more than Japan

Employment rate of lesser educated women 62.6%
Ranked 6th. 26% more than United States
49.7%
Ranked 14th.
Force > Total per 1000 521.18
Ranked 23th.
526.07
Ranked 21st. 1% more than Japan

Unemployment > Female > % of female labor force 4.4%
Ranked 63th.
5.4%
Ranked 58th. 23% more than Japan

Long-term unemployment > Female > % of female unemployment 24.6%
Ranked 17th. 2 times more than United States
11%
Ranked 25th.

Long-term unemployment > % of total unemployment 33.5%
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than United States
11.8%
Ranked 25th.

Unemployment with secondary education > Female > % of female unemployment 57.7%
Ranked 17th. 69% more than United States
34.1%
Ranked 42nd.

Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24 7.4%
Ranked 53th.
10.1%
Ranked 42nd. 36% more than Japan

Force participation rate > Female > % of female population ages 15-64 60.45%
Ranked 77th.
70.07%
Ranked 34th. 16% more than Japan

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44 86.87%
Ranked 72nd.
87.2%
Ranked 67th. About the same as Japan
Economic activity > Men aged 45-49 97.6%
Ranked 24th. 6% more than United States
92.2%
Ranked 156th.
Economic activity > Men aged 50-54 96.82%
Ranked 10th. 9% more than United States
88.58%
Ranked 137th.
Economic activity > Men aged 55-59 93.64%
Ranked 28th. 22% more than United States
76.57%
Ranked 137th.
Economic activity > Men aged 60-64 72.12%
Ranked 77th. 43% more than United States
50.34%
Ranked 121st.
Economic activity > Women aged 50-54 72.06%
Ranked 51st.
72.09%
Ranked 50th. The same as Japan
Economic activity > Women aged 55-59 55.17%
Ranked 55th.
58.96%
Ranked 44th. 7% more than Japan
Unemployment and education > Upper secondary 4.7%
Ranked 8th. 31% more than United States
3.6%
Ranked 12th.
Unemployment with secondary education > Male > % of male unemployment 50.5%
Ranked 25th. 46% more than United States
34.5%
Ranked 41st.

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per capita 8.45$ per capita
Ranked 129th.
9.87$ per capita
Ranked 124th. 17% more than Japan

Net income from abroad > Current LCU per million 119.1 billion
Ranked 3rd. 139 times more than United States
859.79 million
Ranked 19th.

Long term unemployment > Share 26.6%
Ranked 16th. 4 times more than United States
6.1%
Ranked 26th.
Part time employment, female > % of total part time employment 70.8%
Ranked 16th. 7% more than United States
66.4%
Ranked 24th.

Unemployment, youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24 8.7%
Ranked 69th.
17.6%
Ranked 38th. 2 times more than Japan

Wage and salaried workers, total > % of total employed 87.7%
Ranked 19th.
93.2%
Ranked 3rd. 6% more than Japan

Unemployment, total > % of total labor force 4.3%
Ranked 69th.
8.1%
Ranked 37th. 88% more than Japan

Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women per million 0.103%
Ranked 27th. 5 times more than United States
0.019%
Ranked 29th.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ 1.08 billion$
Ranked 52nd.
2.92 billion$
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Japan

Labor force > Female > % of total labor force 41.5%
Ranked 111th.
46.09%
Ranked 57th. 11% more than Japan

Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment 41.6%
Ranked 60th.
47.4%
Ranked 31st. 14% more than Japan

Unemployment > Unemployment > Total > % of total labor force 4%
Ranked 57th.
5.8%
Ranked 43th. 45% more than Japan

Steel industry jobs per million 1.55 thousand jobs
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than United States
0.535 thousand jobs
Ranked 16th.

Economic activity > Men aged 30-34 97.76%
Ranked 43th. 5% more than United States
93.16%
Ranked 164th.
Economic activity > Women aged 15-19 14.77%
Ranked 148th.
37.46%
Ranked 59th. 3 times more than Japan
Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment 18.86%
Ranked 9th. 49% more than United States
12.64%
Ranked 18th.
Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Women > Aged 15 to 24 1.9 ratio
Ranked 58th.
2.4 ratio
Ranked 42nd. 26% more than Japan

Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Men > Aged 15 to 24 2.4
Ranked 48th.
3.3
Ranked 25th. 38% more than Japan

Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Women > Aged above 14 76.8%
Ranked 38th.
89.6%
Ranked 5th. 17% more than Japan

Unemployment > Youth unemployment, female 7.1%
Ranked 66th.
15.7%
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Japan

Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14 9.1%
Ranked 15th. 26% more than United States
7.2%
Ranked 19th.

Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14 2.9%
Ranked 16th.
3.2%
Ranked 13th. 10% more than Japan

Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14 49.8%
Ranked 13th.
66.5%
Ranked 8th. 34% more than Japan

Part time > Part time employment rate > Men 14.2%
Ranked 3rd. 82% more than United States
7.8%
Ranked 12th.

Part time > Part time employment rate > Women 42.3%
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United States
18.3%
Ranked 19th.

GNI > Current US$, % of GDP 103.2%
Ranked 21st.
105.29%
Ranked 12th. 2% more than Japan

GNI > Current LCU per capita 3.85 million
Ranked 18th. 73 times more than United States
52,608.35
Ranked 90th.

Net income from abroad > Current US$ per million $1.49 billion
Ranked 6th. 74% more than United States
$859.79 million
Ranked 9th.

Economic activity > Men aged 40-44 97.75%
Ranked 31st. 6% more than United States
92.17%
Ranked 163th.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per $ GDP 0.238$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 149th. 1% more than United States
0.235$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 150th.

Expense > % of GDP 19.7%
Ranked 77th.
25.21%
Ranked 60th. 28% more than Japan

Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense 71.62%
Ranked 6th. 9% more than United States
65.63%
Ranked 21st.

Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total per million 0.105%
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than United States
0.0235%
Ranked 30th.
Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total per million 0.0306%
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than United States
0.015%
Ranked 30th.
Employees, agriculture, female > % of female employment 3.7%
Ranked 52nd. 5 times more than United States
0.8%
Ranked 75th.

Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total > % 39%
Ranked 88th.
42.2%
Ranked 72nd. 8% more than Japan

Self-employed, female > % of females employed 10.9%
Ranked 52nd. 98% more than United States
5.5%
Ranked 77th.

Contributing family workers, male > % of males employed 1%
Ranked 36th. 10 times more than United States
0.1%
Ranked 73th.

Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, male > % 38.4%
Ranked 109th.
42.6%
Ranked 98th. 11% more than Japan

Self-employed, total > % of total employed 11.9%
Ranked 71st. 75% more than United States
6.8%
Ranked 85th.

Employment to population ratio, 15+, female > % 46.1%
Ranked 99th.
52.3%
Ranked 64th. 13% more than Japan

Employment to population ratio, 15+, total > % 56.3%
Ranked 103th.
57.8%
Ranked 95th. 3% more than Japan

Contributing family workers, female > % of females employed 5.6%
Ranked 22nd. 56 times more than United States
0.1%
Ranked 73th.

Employment to population ratio, 15+, male > % 67.2%
Ranked 101st. 6% more than United States
63.6%
Ranked 122nd.

Employees, services, female > % of female employment 80.4%
Ranked 35th.
91.9%
Ranked 4th. 14% more than Japan

Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24 7.9%
Ranked 72nd.
16.2%
Ranked 49th. 2 times more than Japan

Long-term unemployment, female > % of female unemployment 1%
Ranked 43th.
2.3%
Ranked 31st. 2 times more than Japan

Unemployment, male > % of male labor force 4.6%
Ranked 63th.
8.2%
Ranked 38th. 78% more than Japan

Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14 82.2%
Ranked 13th.
85.8%
Ranked 9th. 4% more than Japan

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59 74.08%
Ranked 47th. 10% more than United States
67.56%
Ranked 65th.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ per capita 8.45$
Ranked 125th.
9.89$
Ranked 123th. 17% more than Japan

Economic activity > Women aged 45-49 76.68%
Ranked 55th.
80.06%
Ranked 48th. 4% more than Japan
Employment rate > Source / date of > Information 2003 OECD . 2003 OECD .
Force with tertiary education > % of total 30.9%
Ranked 8th.
43.3%
Ranked 1st. 40% more than Japan
Force participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15-64 72.72%
Ranked 62nd.
75.75%
Ranked 40th. 4% more than Japan

Force participation rate > Male > % of male population ages 15-64 84.83%
Ranked 55th. 4% more than United States
81.46%
Ranked 101st.

Force with primary education > % of total 19.7%
Ranked 35th. 15% more than United States
17.1%
Ranked 18th.
Labor force with secondary education > Male > % of male labor force 45.9%
Ranked 26th. 51% more than United States
30.3%
Ranked 40th.

Employees > Agriculture > Male > % of male employment 4.2%
Ranked 55th. 2 times more than United States
2%
Ranked 66th.

Employees > Agriculture > Female > % of female employment 4.3%
Ranked 36th. 6 times more than United States
0.7%
Ranked 62nd.

Employment in agriculture > % of total employment 4.2%
Ranked 48th. 3 times more than United States
1.4%
Ranked 68th.

Employees > Services > Female > % of female employment 77.1%
Ranked 42nd.
89.9%
Ranked 5th. 17% more than Japan

Labor force with primary education > Female > % of female labor force 60.6%
Ranked 4th. 8 times more than United States
7.3%
Ranked 51st.

Employment in services > % of total employment 66.7%
Ranked 30th.
78%
Ranked 5th. 17% more than Japan

Labor force with primary education > % of total 60.1%
Ranked 7th. 6 times more than United States
9.5%
Ranked 51st.

Labor force with secondary education > % of total 47.7%
Ranked 23th. 62% more than United States
29.4%
Ranked 44th.

Labor force with primary education > Male > % of male labor force 59.8%
Ranked 10th. 5 times more than United States
11.3%
Ranked 48th.

Labor force with secondary education > Female > % of female labor force 50.2%
Ranked 21st. 77% more than United States
28.4%
Ranked 43th.

Labor force with tertiary education > % of total 39.9%
Ranked 5th.
61.1%
Ranked 2nd. 53% more than Japan

Unemployment > Long-term unemployment rate > Female 23.8
Ranked 21st. 2 times more than United States
10.3
Ranked 29th.

Unemployment > Unemployment with primary education > Female > % of female unemployment 64%
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than United States
16.5%
Ranked 54th.

Unemployment > Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 32.8%
Ranked 9th.
45.7%
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than Japan

Unemployment > Unemployment with secondary education > Female > % of female unemployment 57.7%
Ranked 15th. 73% more than United States
33.3%
Ranked 50th.

Unemployment > Unemployment with tertiary education > Female > % of female unemployment 36%
Ranked 14th.
50.2%
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than Japan

Labor participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15+ 60.5%
Ranked 119th.
65.4%
Ranked 76th. 8% more than Japan

Unemployment > Unemployment with primary education > Male > % of male unemployment 69.8%
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United States
20.6%
Ranked 55th.

Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24 8.3%
Ranked 58th.
11.6%
Ranked 47th. 40% more than Japan

Unemployment > Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24 7.1%
Ranked 67th.
9.4%
Ranked 57th. 32% more than Japan

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