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Southern Europe: Labor stats

Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Labor force > By occupation > Industry: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Labor force > By occupation > Services: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • 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.
  • Rigidity of employment index: 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.
  • 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.
  • Working mothers: Working proportion of mothers with children under 6 years old 2001
STAT SOUTHERN EUROPEAN TOTAL SOUTHERN EUROPEAN AVERAGE DATES
Agricultural workers > Male 10.4%
73% less than average
2010
Employment rate > Adults 49.83
18% less than average
2008
Expense > Current LCU 1.16 trillion
17% of surveyed countries
165.45 billion
4 times less than average
2011
GNI > Current US$ $3.80 trillion
4% of surveyed countries
$632.78 billion
30% more than average
2012
Labor force 59.03 million
1% of surveyed countries
11.81 million
2 times less than average
2010
Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture 4.42%
5 times less than average
2009
Labor force > By occupation > Industry 27.9%
28% more than average
2009
Labor force > By occupation > Services 67.65%
12% more than average
2009
Labor force per 1000 449.04
1% less than average
2010
Labor force, total 60.32 million
1% of surveyed countries
10.05 million
93% less than average
2012
Rigidity of employment index 56.5
51% more than average
2006
Strikes 78.5
16% more than average
2000
Trade union membership 35%
9% less than average
2000
Unemployment rate 11.34%
29% more than average
2010
Working mothers 51.75%
5% less than average
2001

Citation

"Southern European Labor Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Southern-Europe/Labor