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Labor > Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Netherlands 32.14% 2009
2 Switzerland 24.37% 2009
3 Australia 24.09% 2009
4 United Kingdom 22.98% 2009
5 New Zealand 22.23% 2009
6 Iceland 20.41% 2009
7 Norway 20.21% 2009
8 Belgium 19% 2009
9 Japan 18.86% 2009
10 Canada 18.1% 2009
11 Ireland 18.08% 2009
12 Germany 17.58% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 16.66% 2009
13 Denmark 16.14% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15.18% 2009
14 France 14.21% 2009
15 Sweden 14.04% 2009
16 Mexico 13.45% 2009
17 Poland 12.84% 2009
18 United States 12.64% 2009
19 Luxembourg 12.43% 2009
20 Italy 12.23% 2009
21 Austria 12.18% 2009
22 Finland 10.36% 2009
23 Portugal 9.39% 2009
24 Turkey 9.35% 2009
25 Spain 7.7% 2009
26 South Korea 7.02% 2009
27 Greece 5.45% 2009
28 Czech Republic 3.23% 2009
29 Hungary 2.86% 2009
30 Slovakia 1.85% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Employment/Part--time-employment/Incidence-of-part--time-employment

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