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Labor > Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 280.96% 2009
2 Luxembourg 145.36% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 22.11% 2009
3 New Zealand 19.03% 2009
4 Ireland 17.36% 2009
5 Norway 16.65% 2009
6 Denmark 14.72% 2009
7 Finland 13.56% 2009
8 Slovakia 12.62% 2009
9 Switzerland 11.05% 2009
10 Austria 9.38% 2009
11 Sweden 8.39% 2009
12 Czech Republic 7.13% 2009
13 Portugal 6.95% 2009
14 Greece 6.64% 2009
15 Hungary 6.39% 2009
16 Belgium 6.32% 2009
17 Netherlands 4.84% 2009
18 Australia 3.65% 2009
19 Canada 2.29% 2009
20 Spain 1.69% 2009
21 Poland 1.67% 2009
22 South Korea 1.52% 2009
23 United Kingdom 1.27% 2009
24 Italy 1.17% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.09% 2009
25 France 1.06% 2009
26 Turkey 0.953% 2009
27 Germany 0.913% 2009
28 Mexico 0.695% 2009
29 Japan 0.641% 2009
30 United States 0.254% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men per million. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Employment/Employment-rates-by-gender/Employment-rates/Men-per-million

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