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Labor > Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment per million: 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. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 64.09% 2009
2 Luxembourg 24.97% 2009
3 New Zealand 5.15% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 4.54% 2009
4 Norway 4.19% 2009
5 Ireland 4.05% 2009
6 Switzerland 3.15% 2009
7 Denmark 2.92% 2009
8 Netherlands 1.94% 2009
9 Finland 1.94% 2009
10 Belgium 1.76% 2009
11 Sweden 1.51% 2009
12 Austria 1.46% 2009
13 Australia 1.11% 2009
14 Portugal 0.883% 2009
15 Canada 0.537% 2009
16 Greece 0.483% 2009
17 United Kingdom 0.372% 2009
18 Slovakia 0.342% 2009
19 Poland 0.336% 2009
20 Czech Republic 0.308% 2009
21 Hungary 0.285% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.248% 2009
22 France 0.22% 2009
23 Germany 0.215% 2009
24 Italy 0.203% 2009
25 Spain 0.168% 2009
26 Japan 0.148% 2009
27 South Korea 0.143% 2009
28 Turkey 0.131% 2009
29 Mexico 0.116% 2009
30 United States 0.0412% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment 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/Part--time-employment/Incidence-of-part--time-employment-per-million

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