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Labor > Employment rate > Adults: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 84.2 2008
2 Madagascar 83.3 2008
3 Uganda 83 2008
4 Burkina Faso 81.9 2008
5 Guinea 81.2 2008
6 Ethiopia 80.6 2008
7 Rwanda 80.3 2008
8 Tanzania 78 2008
9 Mozambique 77.9 2008
10 Laos 77.7 2008
11 Qatar 76.9 2008
12 United Arab Emirates 75.9 2008
13 Cambodia 74.6 2008
14 Burma 74.4 2008
15 Kenya 73 2008
16 Paraguay 72.8 2008
17 Central African Republic 72.6 2008
=18 Malawi 72.1 2008
=18 The Gambia 72.1 2008
20 Benin 71.6 2008
21 Thailand 71.5 2008
22 Iceland 71.2 2008
23 China 71 2008
24 Bolivia 70.7 2008
25 Papua New Guinea 70.2 2008
26 Chad 69.7 2008
=27 Vietnam 69.4 2008
=27 Comoros 69.4 2008
29 Peru 68.8 2008
30 Bangladesh 67.9 2008
31 Guinea-Bissau 66.9 2008
32 East Timor 66.8 2008
33 Democratic Republic of the Congo 66.7 2008
34 Somalia 66.5 2008
35 Senegal 66 2008
36 Liberia 65.9 2008
37 Eritrea 65.6 2008
38 The Bahamas 65.4 2008
39 Kuwait 65.3 2008
40 Ghana 65.2 2008
41 Zimbabwe 64.9 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 64.8 2008
42 Sierra Leone 64.8 2008
=43 Congo, Republic of the 64.6 2008
=43 Togo 64.6 2008
45 Solomon Islands 64.5 2008
46 Barbados 64.4 2008
47 Brazil 63.9 2008
48 Kazakhstan 63.5 2008
49 Brunei 63.3 2008
50 New Zealand 62.7 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 62.7 2008
51 Equatorial Guinea 62.6 2008
52 Guatemala 62.4 2008
53 Norway 62.3 2008
54 Colombia 62 2008
55 Indonesia 61.8 2008
56 Singapore 61.6 2008
57 Nepal 61.5 2008
58 Venezuela 61.3 2008
=59 Canada 61.2 2008
=59 Switzerland 61.2 2008
=59 Zambia 61.2 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 61.13 2008
62 Bhutan 61.1 2008
63 Bahrain 61 2008
64 Trinidad and Tobago 60.7 2008
failed states average (profile) 60.51 2008
=65 Malaysia 60.5 2008
=65 Ecuador 60.5 2008
67 Cote d'Ivoire 60.4 2008
68 Denmark 60.3 2008
69 Philippines 60.1 2008
70 Azerbaijan 60 2008
71 Niger 59.8 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 59.66 2008
72 Australia 59.4 2008
73 Netherlands 59.3 2008
74 United States 59.2 2008
75 Cameroon 59.1 2008
76 Panama 58.7 2008
=77 Turkmenistan 58.3 2008
=77 Nicaragua 58.3 2008
=77 Kyrgyzstan 58.3 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 58.29 2008
South Asia average (profile) 58.26 2008
80 Gabon 58.2 2008
=81 Ireland 57.8 2008
=81 Guyana 57.8 2008
83 Sweden 57.6 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 57.59 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 57.52 2008
=84 Uzbekistan 57.5 2008
=84 Cyprus 57.5 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 57.47 2008
86 Maldives 57.3 2008
87 Costa Rica 57.2 2008
88 Mexico 57.1 2008
89 Belize 56.9 2008
90 Russia 56.7 2008
91 Argentina 56.5 2008
92 Uruguay 56.4 2008
=93 Fiji 56.3 2008
=93 United Kingdom 56.3 2008
=93 Honduras 56.3 2008
96 Jamaica 56.2 2008
=97 Portugal 55.7 2008
=97 Cape Verde 55.7 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 55.68 2008
99 India 55.6 2008
=100 Tajikistan 55.4 2008
=100 Haiti 55.4 2008
102 Afghanistan 55.2 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 55.02 2008
103 Latvia 55 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 54.97 2008
=104 Finland 54.7 2008
=104 Sri Lanka 54.7 2008
=106 Estonia 54.5 2008
=106 Austria 54.5 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 54.42 2008
108 Cuba 54.4 2008
=109 El Salvador 54.3 2008
=109 Georgia 54.3 2008
=109 Czech Republic 54.3 2008
112 Japan 54.2 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 54.15 2008
=113 Slovenia 54.1 2008
=113 Lesotho 54.1 2008
115 Mauritius 53.8 2008
116 Ukraine 53.5 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 53.44 2008
117 Dominican Republic 53.3 2008
118 Slovakia 52.6 2008
119 Belarus 52.3 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 52.17 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 52.16 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 52.1 2008
Europe average (profile) 52.08 2008
European Union average (profile) 51.81 2008
120 Nigeria 51.8 2008
121 Germany 51.7 2008
=122 Netherlands Antilles 51.6 2008
=122 Mongolia 51.6 2008
124 Pakistan 51.5 2008
125 Oman 51.4 2008
126 Luxembourg 51.2 2008
127 Saudi Arabia 50.9 2008
128 European Union 50.43 2008
=129 Swaziland 50.4 2008
=129 Israel 50.4 2008
131 Lithuania 50.2 2008
132 Chile 49.6 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 49.51 2008
133 Algeria 49.4 2008
=134 Libya 48.6 2008
=134 Spain 48.6 2008
136 Greece 48.4 2008
137 Poland 48.2 2008
138 Romania 48.1 2008
139 France 47.9 2008
140 Sudan 47.3 2008
141 Mauritania 47.2 2008
142 Mali 47 2008
=143 Suriname 46.5 2008
=143 Belgium 46.5 2008
145 Bulgaria 46.3 2008
146 Albania 46.2 2008
147 Morocco 46.1 2008
148 Botswana 46 2008
=149 Lebanon 45.9 2008
=149 Croatia 45.9 2008
151 Malta 45.2 2008
=152 Hungary 44.8 2008
=152 Syria 44.8 2008
154 Moldova 44.7 2008
155 Serbia and Montenegro 44.43 2008
156 Italy 43.6 2008
157 Namibia 42.9 2008
158 Turkey 42.3 2008
159 Bosnia and Herzegovina 41.5 2008
160 South Africa 41.1 2008
161 Tunisia 41 2008
162 Puerto Rico 40.6 2008
163 Armenia 38.1 2008
164 Jordan 37.9 2008
165 Iraq 37.1 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Employment rate > Adults. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Employment-rate/Adults

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