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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.
  • 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.
  • GNI > Current US$ per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes: Percentage of unemployed people out of total population able to work. Workers not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage. 
  • 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.
  • Labor force, total per 1000: 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage: Hourly minimum wage at international USD (this means that discrepancies in purchasing power have been compensated for).
  • Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

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  • Strikes: Strikes five-year average in days not worked per 1000 employees (1996-2000)
  • Unemployment rate: The percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • GNI per capita > Constant LCU: GNI per capita (constant LCU). GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. 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 constant local currency.
  • Expense > Current LCU per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Industrial workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the industrial 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.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men: Employment-to-population ratio, men, percentage.
  • Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Men: Percentage of unemployed men out of total male population able to work. Men not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage.
  • Compensation of employees > Current LCU: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees.
  • Force > Total: Total labor force comprises people 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.
  • Force > Total > Per capita: Total labor force comprises people 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. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Female decision makers: Female legislators, senior officials and managers (as % of total). Data refer to the latest year available during the period 1991-2000. Those for countries that have implemented the recent International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88) are not strictly comparable with those for countries using the previous classification (ISCO-68).
  • Agricultural workers > Female: Proportion of employed females 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 > Percent of population are employees > Women: Number of female self-reported employees (formal or informal), expressed as a percentage of the total female employed population.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Men > Aged above 14: Percent employed in industry.
  • Unemployment > Youth unemployment, both sexes: Percentage of population aged 15-24 that is unemployed. 
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • GNI > Current LCU: GNI (current LCU). 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 local currency.
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women: 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.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees.
  • Female economic activity: Female economic activity rate (aged 15 and above) in 2000.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women: Employment-to-population ratio, women, percentage.
  • Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Women: Percentage of unemployed women out of total female population able to work. Women not able to work due to labor disputes, sickness and childcare do not count towards the percentage.
  • Labor force > Per capita: The total labor force figure Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Industrial workers > Female: Proportion of employed females engaged in the industrial 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.
  • Female professionals: Female professional and technical workers (as % of total)
  • Net income from abroad > Current US$: Net income from abroad (current US$). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Unemployment gender ratio: Female unemployment rate as a % of the male unemployment rate.
  • Part time employment rate > Men > Aged above 14: Percent of males over the age of 14 years who work less than 30 hours a week (either as employees or self-employed) as a percentage of all males in employment.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men: 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.
  • Employment > Percent of population are employees > Men: Number of male self-reported employees (formal or informal), expressed as a percentage of the total male employed population.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Men > Aged above 14: Percent employed in agriculture.
  • Service workers > Male: Proportion of employed males engaged in the service 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.
  • Female economic activity growth: The % change in the female economic activity rate (aged 15 and above) from 1990 to 2000.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of the unemployed plus those in employment, which are defined as persons who have worked for one hour or more in the last week.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total: 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.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees.
  • GNI > Constant LCU per capita: GNI (constant LCU). 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 constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • GNI per capita > Constant 2000 US$: GNI per capita (constant 2000 US$). GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. 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 constant 2005 U.S. dollars.
  • GNI > Constant LCU: GNI (constant LCU). 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 constant local currency.
  • Service workers > Female: Proportion of employed females engaged in the service 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.
  • Part time employment rate > Women > Aged above 14: Percent of females over the age of 14 years who work less than 30 hours a week (either as employees or self-employed) as a percentage of all females in employment.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Women > Aged above 14: Percent employed in agriculture.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged 15 to 24: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged above 14: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged above 14: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • Unemployment > Youth unemployment, male: Percentage of male population aged 15-24 that is unemployed. 
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per $ GDP: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration.
  • Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment: Long-term unemployment is conventionally defined either as those unemployed for 6 months or more or, as here, those unemployed for 12 months or more. The ratios calculated here show the proportion of these long-term unemployed among all unemployed.

    Unemployment is defined in most OECD countries in accordance with the ILO Guidelines. Unemployment is usually measured by household labour force surveys and the unemployed are defined as those persons who report that they have worked in gainful employment for less than one hour in the previous week, who are available for work and who have taken actions to seek employment in the previous four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify the kinds of actions that count as seeking work.
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate per million: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Foreign labor force: Foreign labour force 2000
  • Total work time > Males: Total work time (minutes per day)
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Women > Aged above 14: Percent employed in industry.
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Men > Aged above 14: Percent employed in services.
  • Work time > Market-oriented: Classification of market and non-market activities are not strictly based on the 1993 revised UN System of National Accounts, so comparisons between countries and areas must be made with caution.
  • Total work time > Females: Total work time (minutes per day)
  • Economic activity > Women aged 40-44: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 35-39: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 20-24: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 15-19: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Total work time > Females over males: Female total work time as a % of male total work time
  • Work time > Non-market-oriented: Classification of market and non-market activities are not strictly based on the 1993 revised UN System of National Accounts, so comparisons between countries and areas must be made with caution.
  • Net income from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP: Net income from abroad (current US$). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged 15 to 24: Employment-to-population ratio.
  • GNI growth > Annual %: GNI growth (annual %). 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.
  • Net income from abroad > Constant LCU: Net income from abroad (constant LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in constant local currency.
  • Unemployment, youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24: Unemployment, youth female (% of female labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment, male > % of male unemployment: Long-term unemployment, male (% of male unemployment). Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Unemployment, female > % of female labor force: Unemployment, female (% of female labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 65 plus: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment > Youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment > Male > % of male unemployment: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 60-64: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 35-39: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment > Youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Force > Female > % of total labor force: Female labor force as a percentage of the total show the extent to which women are active in the labor force. Labor force comprises all people who meet the International Labour Organization's definition of the economically active population.
  • Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment per million: 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.
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total per million: 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.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > Male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Gini index of regional unemployment rates > Small regions: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Net income from abroad > Current LCU per million: Net income from abroad (current LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration.
  • Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment: 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.
  • Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Women > Aged 15 to 24: Ratio of youth unemployment rate to adult unemployment rate.
  • Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Men > Aged 15 to 24: Ratio of youth unemployment rate to adult unemployment rate.
  • Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14: Percentage of females above the age of 14 in employment, who work less than 20 hours/week.
  • Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14: Percentage of males above the age of 14 in employment, who work less than 20 hours/week.
  • Part time > Part time employment rate > Women: Percentage of country's females over the age of 15 that are employed only part-time.
  • Part time > Part time employment rate > Men: Percentage of country's males over the age of 15 that are employed only part-time.
  • GNI > Current US$, % of GDP: GNI (current US$). 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. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Expense > % of GDP: Expense (% of GDP). 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.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 40-44: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per $ GDP: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total per million: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of the unemployed plus those in employment, which are defined as persons who have worked for one hour or more in the last week.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 45-49: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 50-54: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employees, agriculture, female > % of female employment: Employees, agriculture, female (% of female employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing.
  • Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ per capita: Workers' remittances and compensation of employees comprise current transfers by migrant workers and wages and salaries earned by nonresident workers. WorkersÂ’ remittances are classified as current private transfers from migrant workers who are residents of the host country to recipients in their country of origin. They include only transfers made by workers who have been living in the host country for more than a year, irrespective of their immigration status. Compensation of employees is the income of migrants who have lived in the host country for less than a year. MigrantsÂ’ transfers are defined as the net worth of migrants who are expected to remain in the host country for more than one year that is transferred from one country to another at the time of migration. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Force with tertiary education > % of total: Labor force with tertiary education is the proportion of labor force that has a tertiary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Self-employed, female > % of females employed: Self-employed, female (% of females employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.
  • Self-employed, male > % of males employed: Self-employed, male (% of males employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.
  • Self-employed, total > % of total employed: Self-employed, total (% of total employed). Self employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a "self-employment jobs" (i.e. jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers' cooperatives.
  • Employment to population ratio, 15+, male > %: Employment to population ratio, 15+, male (%). 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.
  • Force participation rate > Male > % of male population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Wage and salaried workers, total > % of total employed: Wage and salaried workers, total (% of total employed). Wage and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs," where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.
  • Employees, industry, female > % of female employment: Employees, industry, female (% of female employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Industry corresponds to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3) and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water).
  • Employees, industry, male > % of male employment: Employees, industry, male (% of male employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Industry corresponds to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3) and includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, and public utilities (electricity, gas, and water).
  • Unemployment, youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24: Unemployment, youth male (% of male labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24: Unemployment, youth total (% of total labor force ages 15-24). Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment, female > % of female unemployment: Long-term unemployment, female (% of female unemployment). Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Force with primary education > % of total: Labor force with primary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a primary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Unemployment > Total > % of total labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Steel industry jobs: Employment in the steel industry. Figures in thousand jobs.
  • Net income from abroad > Constant LCU per million: Net income from abroad (constant LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • GNI per capita > Current LCU: GNI per capita (current LCU). GNI per capita is gross national income divided by midyear population. 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 local currency.
  • Part time employment, male > % of total male employment: Part time employment, male (% of total male employment). Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.
  • Part time employment, total > % of total employment: Part time employment, total (% of total employment). Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.
  • Unemployment > Male > % of male labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Force with secondary education > % of total: Labor force with secondary education is the proportion of the labor force that has a secondary education, as a percentage of the total labor force.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 25-29: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Compensation of employees > % of expense: Compensation of employees consists of all payments in cash, as well as in kind (such as food and housing), to employees in return for services rendered, and government contributions to social insurance schemes such as social security and pensions that provide benefits to employees.
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Maximum: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Minimum: Unemployed persons are defined as those who report that they are without work, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work in the last four weeks preceding the survey. The ILO Guidelines specify what actions count as active steps to find work and these include answering vacancy notices, visiting factories, construction sites and other places of work, and placing advertisements in the press as well as registering with labour offices.

    The unemployment rate is defined as the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of unemployed and employed persons.

    When unemployment is high, some persons become discouraged and stop looking for work. They are then excluded from the labour force so that the unemployment rate may fall, or stop rising, even though there has been no underlying improvement in the labour market.

    The Gini index offers an accurate picture of regional disparities. It looks not only at the regions with the highest and the lowest rates of unemployment but also at the differences among all regions. The index ranges between 0 and 1: the higher its value, the larger the regional disparities. Regional disparities tend to be underestimated when the size of regions is large.

    The youth unemployment rate is defined as the ratio between the unemployed person aged between 15 and 24 and the labour force in the same age group.
  • Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men per million: 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.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women per million: 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.

    Self-employed persons include employers, own-account workers, members of producers’ co-operatives, and unpaid family workers. The last of these are unpaid in the sense that they do not have a formal contract to receive a fixed amount of income at regular intervals, but they share in the income generated by the enterprise; unpaid family workers are particularly important in farming and retail trade. Note that all persons who work in corporate enterprises, including company directors, are considered to be employees.

    The rates shown here are the percentages of the self-employed in total civilian employment i.e., total employment less military employees. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 20-24: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 30-34: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Net income from abroad > Current US$ per million: Net income from abroad (current US$). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Personal remittances, received > % of GDP: Personal remittances, received (% of GDP). Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees.
  • Net income from abroad > Current LCU: Net income from abroad (current LCU). Net income includes the net labor income and net property and entrepreneurial income components of the SNA. Labor income covers compensation of employees paid to nonresident workers. Property and entrepreneurial income covers investment income from the ownership of foreign financial claims (interest, dividends, rent, etc.) and nonfinancial property income (patents, copyrights, etc.). Data are in current local currency.
  • Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment per million: Long-term unemployment is conventionally defined either as those unemployed for 6 months or more or, as here, those unemployed for 12 months or more. The ratios calculated here show the proportion of these long-term unemployed among all unemployed.

    Unemployment is defined in most OECD countries in accordance with the ILO Guidelines. Unemployment is usually measured by household labour force surveys and the unemployed are defined as those persons who report that they have worked in gainful employment for less than one hour in the previous week, who are available for work and who have taken actions to seek employment in the previous four weeks. The ILO Guidelines specify the kinds of actions that count as seeking work. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Force > Total per 1000: Total labor force comprises people 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. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Unemployment > Female > % of female labor force: Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Long-term unemployment > Female > % of female unemployment: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Long-term unemployment > % of total unemployment: Long-term unemployment refers to the number of people with continuous periods of unemployment extending for a year or longer, expressed as a percentage of the total unemployed.
  • Unemployment with secondary education > Female > % of female unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Force participation rate > Female > % of female population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24: Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 50-54: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 55-59: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Unemployment with secondary education > Male > % of male unemployment: Unemployment by level of educational attainment shows the unemployed by level of educational attainment, as a percentage of the unemployed. The levels of educational attainment accord with the International Standard Classification of Education 1997 of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
  • Steel industry jobs per million: Employment in the steel industry. Figures in thousand jobs. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Economic activity > Men aged 30-34: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 15-19: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Women > Aged above 14: Percent employed in services.
  • Unemployment > Youth unemployment, female: Percentage of female population aged 15-24 that is unemployed.
  • Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14: Percentage of females above the age of 14 in employment, who work more than 40 hours per week.
  • GNI > Current LCU per capita: GNI (current LCU). 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 local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense: Subsidies and other transfers (% of expense). Subsidies, grants, and other social benefits include all unrequited, nonrepayable transfers on current account to private and public enterprises; grants to foreign governments, international organizations, and other government units; and social security, social assistance benefits, and employer social benefits in cash and in kind.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 55-59: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Men aged 60-64: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 25-29: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, male > %: Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, male (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Employment to population ratio, 15+, female > %: Employment to population ratio, 15+, female (%). 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.
  • Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14: Percentage of males above the age of 14 in employment, who work more than 40 hours per week.
  • Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Economic activity > Women aged 45-49: Economically active population ("usually active" or "currently active" (currently active is also known as "the labour force")) comprises all persons of either sex above a specified age who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods
  • Force participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15-64: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.
  • Employees, agriculture, male > % of male employment: Employees, agriculture, male (% of male employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Agriculture corresponds to division 1 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories A and B (ISIC revision 3) and includes hunting, forestry, and fishing.
  • Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total > %: Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total (%). Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15-24 are generally considered the youth population.
  • Employment to population ratio, 15+, total > %: Employment to population ratio, 15+, total (%). 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.
  • Wage and salaried workers, female > % of females employed: Wage and salaried workers, female (% of females employed). Wage and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs," where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.
  • Wage and salary workers, male > % of males employed: Wage and salary workers, male (% of males employed). Wage and salaried workers (employees) are those workers who hold the type of jobs defined as "paid employment jobs," where the incumbents hold explicit (written or oral) or implicit employment contracts that give them a basic remuneration that is not directly dependent upon the revenue of the unit for which they work.
  • Contributing family workers, female > % of females employed: Contributing family workers, female (% of females employed). Contributing family workers are those workers who hold u2018self-employment jobsu2019 as own-account workers in a market-oriented establishment operated by a related person living in the same household.
  • Contributing family workers, male > % of males employed: Contributing family workers, male (% of males employed). Contributing family workers are those workers who hold "self-employment jobs" as own-account workers in a market-oriented establishment operated by a related person living in the same household.
  • Contributing family workers, total > % of total employed: Contributing family workers, total (% of total employed). Contributing family workers are those workers who hold "self-employment jobs" as own-account workers in a market-oriented establishment operated by a related person living in the same household.
  • Employees, services, female > % of female employment: Employees, services, female (% of female employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services.
  • Employees, services, male > % of male employment: Employees, services, male (% of male employment). Employees are people who work for a public or private employer and receive remuneration in wages, salary, commission, tips, piece rates, or pay in kind. Services correspond to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3) and include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services.
  • Part time employment, female > % of total part time employment: Part time employment, female (% of total part time employment). Part time employment refers to regular employment in which working time is substantially less than normal. Definitions of part time employment differ by country.
  • Unemployment, male > % of male labor force: Unemployment, male (% of male labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
  • Unemployment, total > % of total labor force: Unemployment, total (% of total labor force). Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Definitions of labor force and unemployment differ by country.
STAT South Korea United States HISTORY
Agricultural workers > Male 10%
Ranked 46th. 3 times more than United States
4%
Ranked 69th.
Expense > Current LCU 251.89 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 64 times more than United States
3.92 trillion
Ranked 18th.

GNI > Current US$ $1.14 trillion
Ranked 16th.
$16.51 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 15 times more than South Korea

GNI > Current US$ per capita $22,715.97
Ranked 25th.
$52,608.35
Ranked 8th. 2 times more than South Korea

Hours worked > Standard workweek 40 hours
Ranked 165th. The same as United States
40 hours
Ranked 108th.
Labor force 24.62 million
Ranked 24th.
154.9 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Korea

Labor force > By occupation agriculture 8%, industry 19%, services 73% farming, forestry, and fishing 0.7%, manufacturing, extraction, transportation, and crafts 22.9%, managerial, professional, and technical 34.9%, sales and office 25%, other services 16.5%; <i>note:</i> figures exclude the unemployed
Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Both sexes 59.1%
Ranked 27th. 1% more than United States
58.4%
Ranked 34th.

Labor force per 1000 498.28
Ranked 36th.
500.77
Ranked 33th. About the same as South Korea

Labor force, total 25.77 million
Ranked 25th.
158.69 million
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than South Korea

Labor force, total per 1000 515.26
Ranked 38th. 2% more than United States
505.51
Ranked 51st.

Salaries and benefits > Hourly minimum wage $5.87
Ranked 16th.
$7.25
Ranked 13th. 24% more than South Korea
Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage 5,210 South Korean won per hour; reviewed annually. The federal minimum wage in the United States is US$ 7.25 per hour. States may also set a minimum, in which case the higher of the two is controlling; some territories are exempt and have lower rates.
Strikes 95
Ranked 6th. 58% more than United States
60
Ranked 11th.
Unemployment rate 3.3%
Ranked 84th.
9.7%
Ranked 31st. 3 times more than South Korea

GNI per capita > Constant LCU 22.2 million
Ranked 2nd. 482 times more than United States
46,084.41
Ranked 47th.

Expense > Current LCU per capita 5.06 million
Ranked 2nd. 403 times more than United States
12,566.94
Ranked 57th.

Industrial workers > Male 34%
Ranked 29th. 6% more than United States
32%
Ranked 42nd.
Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men 70.5%
Ranked 19th. 10% more than United States
63.9%
Ranked 38th.

Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Men 70.5%
Ranked 19th. 10% more than United States
63.9%
Ranked 38th.

Compensation of employees > Current LCU 19539350000000 341229000000
Force > Total 24.38 million
Ranked 23th.
155.46 million
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than South Korea

Force > Total > Per capita 0.505 per capita
Ranked 34th.
0.524 per capita
Ranked 22nd. 4% more than South Korea

Female decision makers 5%
Ranked 65th.
45%
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than South Korea
Agricultural workers > Female 12%
Ranked 26th. 12 times more than United States
1%
Ranked 76th.
Employment > Percent of population are employees > Women 67.1%
Ranked 49th.
94.1%
Ranked 5th. 40% more than South Korea

Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Men > Aged above 14 34.1%
Ranked 28th. 13% more than United States
30.2%
Ranked 44th.

Unemployment > Youth unemployment, both sexes 9.6%
Ranked 58th.
17.3%
Ranked 42nd. 80% more than South Korea

Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate 3.45%
Ranked 27th.
4.62%
Ranked 19th. 34% more than South Korea
GNI > Current LCU 1,279.55 trillion
Ranked 3rd. 77 times more than United States
16.51 trillion
Ranked 27th.

Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women 31.24%
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than United States
5.84%
Ranked 26th.
Female economic activity 53.2%
Ranked 78th.
58.8%
Ranked 57th. 11% more than South Korea
Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women 48.1%
Ranked 34th.
53.2%
Ranked 22nd. 11% more than South Korea

Labor force participation > Employment to population ratio > Women 48.1%
Ranked 34th.
53.2%
Ranked 22nd. 11% more than South Korea

Labor force > Per capita 493.83 per 1,000 people
Ranked 48th.
508.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 42nd. 3% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 30-34 78.38%
Ranked 113th.
86.54%
Ranked 69th. 10% more than South Korea
Industrial workers > Female 19%
Ranked 24th. 58% more than United States
12%
Ranked 56th.
Female professionals 34%
Ranked 65th.
54%
Ranked 20th. 59% more than South Korea
Net income from abroad > Current US$ $6.29 billion
Ranked 12th.
$269.90 billion
Ranked 1st. 43 times more than South Korea

Unemployment gender ratio 71%
Ranked 30th.
105%
Ranked 17th. 48% more than South Korea
Part time employment rate > Men > Aged above 14 6.5%
Ranked 16th.
7.8%
Ranked 12th. 20% more than South Korea

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ per capita 69.3$
Ranked 40th.
138.98$
Ranked 28th. Twice as much as South Korea

Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men 74.65%
Ranked 20th.
77.78%
Ranked 13th. 4% more than South Korea
Employment > Percent of population are employees > Men 66%
Ranked 47th.
91.2%
Ranked 2nd. 38% more than South Korea

Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Men > Aged above 14 7.2%
Ranked 38th. 3 times more than United States
2.2%
Ranked 65th.

Service workers > Male 56%
Ranked 29th.
64%
Ranked 7th. 14% more than South Korea
Female economic activity growth 10%
Ranked 42nd. 67% more than United States
6%
Ranked 56th.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per capita 69,076.7$ per 1,000 people
Ranked 41st.
138,564.64$ per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th. Twice as much as South Korea

Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total 3.2%
Ranked 27th.
4.6%
Ranked 18th. 44% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 65 plus 22.24%
Ranked 84th. 2 times more than United States
9.92%
Ranked 124th.
Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total 31.85%
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United States
7.22%
Ranked 29th.
GNI > Constant LCU per capita 22.2 million
Ranked 2nd. 482 times more than United States
46,084.41
Ranked 47th.

GNI per capita > Constant 2000 US$ $21,674.73
Ranked 24th.
$46,084.41
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than South Korea

GNI > Constant LCU 1,109.97 trillion
Ranked 3rd. 77 times more than United States
14.47 trillion
Ranked 14th.

Service workers > Female 68%
Ranked 56th.
86%
Ranked 15th. 26% more than South Korea
Part time employment rate > Women > Aged above 14 12.5%
Ranked 24th.
18.3%
Ranked 19th. 46% more than South Korea

Employment > Employment share by sector > Agriculture > Women > Aged above 14 8.9%
Ranked 22nd. 11 times more than United States
0.8%
Ranked 62nd.

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged 15 to 24 36.7%
Ranked 80th.
54%
Ranked 29th. 47% more than South Korea

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, women aged above 14 48.8%
Ranked 83th.
57%
Ranked 37th. 17% more than South Korea

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged above 14 70.8%
Ranked 93th. 2% more than United States
69.5%
Ranked 99th.

Unemployment > Youth unemployment, male 12.1%
Ranked 52nd.
18.7%
Ranked 32nd. 55% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 45-49 81.24%
Ranked 83th.
86.12%
Ranked 58th. 6% more than South Korea
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ > Per $ GDP 4.24$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 71st. 28% more than United States
3.31$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 81st.

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Paid > US$ 3.34 billion$
Ranked 13th.
41.07 billion$
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than South Korea

Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment 0.562%
Ranked 30th.
9.95%
Ranked 24th. 18 times more than South Korea
Unemployment > Regional unemployment > National unemployment rate per million 0.0702%
Ranked 27th. 5 times more than United States
0.0151%
Ranked 30th.
Foreign labor force 0.6%
Ranked 22nd.
12.4%
Ranked 5th. 21 times more than South Korea
Total work time > Males 373 minutes
Ranked 22nd.
428 minutes
Ranked 12th. 15% more than South Korea
Employment > Employment share by sector > Industry > Women > Aged above 14 16.6%
Ranked 24th. 73% more than United States
9.6%
Ranked 59th.

Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Men > Aged above 14 58.5%
Ranked 27th.
67.6%
Ranked 4th. 16% more than South Korea

Work time > Market-oriented 64%
Ranked 4th. 28% more than United States
50%
Ranked 20th.
Total work time > Females 431 minutes
Ranked 18th.
453 minutes
Ranked 10th. 5% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Women aged 40-44 68.97%
Ranked 85th.
82.15%
Ranked 52nd. 19% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Men aged 35-39 96.28%
Ranked 140th. 3% more than United States
93.35%
Ranked 163th.
Economic activity > Men aged 20-24 75.48%
Ranked 151st.
78.54%
Ranked 139th. 4% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 15-19 13.69%
Ranked 162nd.
38.86%
Ranked 81st. 3 times more than South Korea
Economic activity > Men aged 15-19 10.38%
Ranked 164th.
40.19%
Ranked 98th. 4 times more than South Korea
Total work time > Females over males 116%
Ranked 8th. 9% more than United States
106%
Ranked 19th.
Work time > Non-market-oriented 36%
Ranked 26th.
50%
Ranked 11th. 39% more than South Korea
Net income from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP 0.557%
Ranked 30th.
1.72%
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than South Korea

Labor force participation rate > Employment-population ratio, men aged 15 to 24 31.1%
Ranked 154th.
55.8%
Ranked 60th. 79% more than South Korea

GNI growth > Annual % 2.32%
Ranked 69th.
2.42%
Ranked 67th. 4% more than South Korea

Net income from abroad > Constant LCU 5.54 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 23 times more than United States
236.45 billion
Ranked 6th.

Unemployment, youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24 8.5%
Ranked 65th.
14.7%
Ranked 49th. 73% more than South Korea

Long-term unemployment, male > % of male unemployment 0.0
Ranked 51st.
2.4%
Ranked 29th.

Unemployment, female > % of female labor force 3%
Ranked 79th.
7.9%
Ranked 44th. 3 times more than South Korea

Economic activity > Men aged 65 plus 32.4%
Ranked 86th. 2 times more than United States
13.49%
Ranked 127th.
Unemployment > Youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24 12.3%
Ranked 39th.
12.4%
Ranked 38th. 1% more than South Korea

Long-term unemployment > Male > % of male unemployment 0.7%
Ranked 29th.
12.5%
Ranked 25th. 18 times more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 35-39 81.78%
Ranked 97th.
87.29%
Ranked 68th. 7% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Women aged 60-64 40.49%
Ranked 56th. 22% more than United States
33.2%
Ranked 67th.
Economic activity > Women aged 35-39 66.91%
Ranked 94th.
81.1%
Ranked 54th. 21% more than South Korea
Unemployment > Youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24 10.2%
Ranked 45th.
11.3%
Ranked 41st. 11% more than South Korea

Force > Female > % of total labor force 40.81%
Ranked 106th.
46.23%
Ranked 44th. 13% more than South Korea

Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment per million 0.143%
Ranked 27th. 3 times more than United States
0.0412%
Ranked 30th.
Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Total per million 0.648%
Ranked 18th. 28 times more than United States
0.0235%
Ranked 30th.
Unemployment with tertiary education > Male > % of male unemployment 27.9%
Ranked 4th.
46.3%
Ranked 2nd. 66% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 60-64 50.43%
Ranked 78th. 22% more than United States
41.42%
Ranked 101st.
Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Gini index of regional unemployment rates > Small regions 0.21 Year 2006
Ranked 9th. 51% more than United States
0.139 Year 2006
Ranked 21st.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per capita 16.73$ per capita
Ranked 111th. 70% more than United States
9.87$ per capita
Ranked 124th.

Net income from abroad > Current LCU per million 141.73 billion
Ranked 2nd. 165 times more than United States
859.79 million
Ranked 19th.

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ 808 million$
Ranked 63th.
2.92 billion$
Ranked 26th. 4 times more than South Korea

Employment > Part-time employment > Incidence of part-time employment 7.02%
Ranked 26th.
12.64%
Ranked 18th. 80% more than South Korea
Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Women > Aged 15 to 24 3.5 ratio
Ranked 10th. 46% more than United States
2.4 ratio
Ranked 42nd.

Unemployment > Unemployed youths per unemployed adult > Men > Aged 15 to 24 3.5
Ranked 15th. 6% more than United States
3.3
Ranked 25th.

Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14 6%
Ranked 24th.
7.2%
Ranked 19th. 20% more than South Korea

Employment > Underemployment > Working less than 20 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14 3%
Ranked 15th.
3.2%
Ranked 13th. 7% more than South Korea

Part time > Part time employment rate > Women 12.5%
Ranked 24th.
18.3%
Ranked 19th. 46% more than South Korea

Part time > Part time employment rate > Men 6.5%
Ranked 16th.
7.8%
Ranked 12th. 20% more than South Korea

GNI > Current US$, % of GDP 100.56%
Ranked 41st.
105.29%
Ranked 12th. 5% more than South Korea

Expense > % of GDP 20.39%
Ranked 74th.
25.21%
Ranked 60th. 24% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Men aged 40-44 94.17%
Ranked 153th. 2% more than United States
92.17%
Ranked 163th.
Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ > Per $ GDP 1.03$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 142nd. 4 times more than United States
0.235$ per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 150th.

Unemployment > Unemployment rates > Unemployment rates > Total per million 0.0651%
Ranked 27th. 4 times more than United States
0.015%
Ranked 30th.
Economic activity > Men aged 45-49 92.29%
Ranked 155th. The same as United States
92.2%
Ranked 156th.
Economic activity > Men aged 50-54 89.42%
Ranked 128th. 1% more than United States
88.58%
Ranked 137th.
Employees, agriculture, female > % of female employment 6.9%
Ranked 38th. 9 times more than United States
0.8%
Ranked 75th.

Workers' remittances and compensation of employees > Received > US$ per capita 16.79$
Ranked 109th. 70% more than United States
9.89$
Ranked 123th.

Force with tertiary education > % of total 24.9%
Ranked 16th.
43.3%
Ranked 1st. 74% more than South Korea
Self-employed, female > % of females employed 26.4%
Ranked 21st. 5 times more than United States
5.5%
Ranked 77th.

Self-employed, male > % of males employed 29.6%
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than United States
8%
Ranked 81st.

Self-employed, total > % of total employed 28.2%
Ranked 33th. 4 times more than United States
6.8%
Ranked 85th.

Employment to population ratio, 15+, male > % 69.6%
Ranked 86th. 9% more than United States
63.6%
Ranked 122nd.

Force participation rate > Male > % of male population ages 15-64 77.3%
Ranked 134th.
81.46%
Ranked 101st. 5% more than South Korea

Wage and salaried workers, total > % of total employed 71.8%
Ranked 55th.
93.2%
Ranked 3rd. 30% more than South Korea

Employees, industry, female > % of female employment 12.5%
Ranked 37th. 74% more than United States
7.2%
Ranked 71st.

Employees, industry, male > % of male employment 20.2%
Ranked 71st.
25.1%
Ranked 52nd. 24% more than South Korea

Unemployment, youth male > % of male labor force ages 15-24 9.7%
Ranked 62nd.
17.6%
Ranked 38th. 81% more than South Korea

Unemployment, youth total > % of total labor force ages 15-24 9%
Ranked 67th.
16.2%
Ranked 49th. 80% more than South Korea

Long-term unemployment, female > % of female unemployment 0.0
Ranked 52nd.
2.3%
Ranked 31st.

Force with primary education > % of total 14.2%
Ranked 35th.
17.1%
Ranked 18th. 20% more than South Korea
Unemployment > Total > % of total labor force 3.5%
Ranked 70th.
5.5%
Ranked 55th. 57% more than South Korea

Steel industry jobs 57 thousand jobs
Ranked 6th.
151 thousand jobs
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than South Korea

Net income from abroad > Constant LCU per million 110.76 billion
Ranked 2nd. 147 times more than United States
753.24 million
Ranked 12th.

GNI per capita > Current LCU 25.59 million
Ranked 5th. 486 times more than United States
52,608.35
Ranked 90th.

Part time employment, male > % of total male employment 6.7%
Ranked 37th.
7.1%
Ranked 31st. 6% more than South Korea

Part time employment, total > % of total employment 10%
Ranked 42nd.
11.2%
Ranked 37th. 12% more than South Korea

Unemployment > Male > % of male labor force 3.7%
Ranked 66th.
5.6%
Ranked 53th. 51% more than South Korea

Force with secondary education > % of total 43.7%
Ranked 20th. 11% more than United States
39.5%
Ranked 7th.
Economic activity > Men aged 25-29 91.69%
Ranked 153th. 1% more than United States
90.93%
Ranked 159th.
Compensation of employees > % of expense 11.33%
Ranked 62nd.
12.96%
Ranked 55th. 14% more than South Korea

Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Maximum 4.52%
Ranked 29th.
9.35%
Ranked 17th. 2 times more than South Korea
Unemployment > Regional unemployment > Range in regional unemployment rate > Small regions > Minimum 1.31%
Ranked 27th.
2.47%
Ranked 21st. 89% more than South Korea
Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men per million 1.52%
Ranked 22nd. 6 times more than United States
0.254%
Ranked 30th.
Unemployment with tertiary education > Female > % of female unemployment 32.4%
Ranked 4th.
48.5%
Ranked 3rd. 50% more than South Korea

Employment > Self-employment > Self-employment rates > Women per million 0.635%
Ranked 16th. 33 times more than United States
0.019%
Ranked 29th.
Unemployment with tertiary education > % of total unemployment 29.6%
Ranked 5th.
47.3%
Ranked 3rd. 60% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 20-24 72.6%
Ranked 88th.
75.54%
Ranked 63th. 4% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Both sexes aged 25-29 75.19%
Ranked 126th.
85.46%
Ranked 56th. 14% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Women aged 20-24 69.54%
Ranked 61st.
72.42%
Ranked 52nd. 4% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Women aged 65 plus 16.02%
Ranked 65th. 2 times more than United States
7.41%
Ranked 95th.
Economic activity > Women aged 30-34 59.05%
Ranked 114th.
79.8%
Ranked 57th. 35% more than South Korea
Net income from abroad > Current US$ per million $125.81 million
Ranked 20th.
$859.79 million
Ranked 9th. 7 times more than South Korea

Personal remittances, received > % of GDP 0.75%
Ranked 91st. 19 times more than United States
0.0387%
Ranked 136th.

Net income from abroad > Current LCU 7.09 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 26 times more than United States
269.9 billion
Ranked 6th.

Unemployment > Long-term unemployment > Long-term unemployment per million 0.0114%
Ranked 30th.
0.0324%
Ranked 28th. 3 times more than South Korea
Force > Total per 1000 506.36
Ranked 37th.
526.07
Ranked 21st. 4% more than South Korea

Unemployment > Female > % of female labor force 3.1%
Ranked 70th.
5.4%
Ranked 58th. 74% more than South Korea

Long-term unemployment > Female > % of female unemployment 0.3%
Ranked 29th.
11%
Ranked 25th. 37 times more than South Korea

Long-term unemployment > % of total unemployment 0.6%
Ranked 29th.
11.8%
Ranked 25th. 20 times more than South Korea

Unemployment with secondary education > Female > % of female unemployment 50.9%
Ranked 18th. 49% more than United States
34.1%
Ranked 42nd.

Force participation rate > Female > % of female population ages 15-64 54.22%
Ranked 116th.
70.07%
Ranked 34th. 29% more than South Korea

Unemployment > Youth female > % of female labor force ages 15-24 9%
Ranked 49th.
10.1%
Ranked 42nd. 12% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 40-44 81.69%
Ranked 94th.
87.2%
Ranked 67th. 7% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Women aged 50-54 66.18%
Ranked 69th.
72.09%
Ranked 50th. 9% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Women aged 55-59 55.67%
Ranked 53th.
58.96%
Ranked 44th. 6% more than South Korea
Unemployment with secondary education > Male > % of male unemployment 54.9%
Ranked 15th. 59% more than United States
34.5%
Ranked 41st.

Steel industry jobs per million 1.21 thousand jobs
Ranked 9th. 2 times more than United States
0.535 thousand jobs
Ranked 16th.

Economic activity > Men aged 30-34 96.8%
Ranked 109th. 4% more than United States
93.16%
Ranked 164th.
Economic activity > Women aged 15-19 17.24%
Ranked 142nd.
37.46%
Ranked 59th. 2 times more than South Korea
Employment > Employment share by sector > Services > Women > Aged above 14 74.4%
Ranked 45th.
89.6%
Ranked 5th. 20% more than South Korea

Unemployment > Youth unemployment, female 8.1%
Ranked 60th.
15.7%
Ranked 47th. 94% more than South Korea

Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Women > Aged above 14 76.8%
Ranked 4th. 15% more than United States
66.5%
Ranked 8th.

GNI > Current LCU per capita 25.59 million
Ranked 5th. 486 times more than United States
52,608.35
Ranked 90th.

Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense 58.59%
Ranked 30th.
65.63%
Ranked 21st. 12% more than South Korea

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 50-54 77.84%
Ranked 75th.
80.24%
Ranked 63th. 3% more than South Korea
Economic activity > Men aged 55-59 82.59%
Ranked 106th. 8% more than United States
76.57%
Ranked 137th.
Economic activity > Men aged 60-64 61.38%
Ranked 103th. 22% more than United States
50.34%
Ranked 121st.
Economic activity > Women aged 25-29 57.79%
Ranked 114th.
79.87%
Ranked 49th. 38% more than South Korea
Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, male > % 22.1%
Ranked 159th.
42.6%
Ranked 98th. 93% more than South Korea

Employment to population ratio, 15+, female > % 48.4%
Ranked 85th.
52.3%
Ranked 64th. 8% more than South Korea

Employment > Working more than 40 hours per week > Men > Aged above 14 87.2%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than United States
85.8%
Ranked 9th.

Economic activity > Both sexes aged 55-59 68.93%
Ranked 61st. 2% more than United States
67.56%
Ranked 65th.
Employment rate > Source / date of > Information 2003 OECD . 2003 OECD .
Economic activity > Women aged 45-49 69.81%
Ranked 75th.
80.06%
Ranked 48th. 15% more than South Korea
Force participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15-64 65.92%
Ranked 121st.
75.75%
Ranked 40th. 15% more than South Korea

Employees, agriculture, male > % of male employment 6.4%
Ranked 53th. 3 times more than United States
2.3%
Ranked 74th.

Employment to population ratio, ages 15-24, total > % 24.9%
Ranked 138th.
42.2%
Ranked 72nd. 69% more than South Korea

Employment to population ratio, 15+, total > % 58.8%
Ranked 88th. 2% more than United States
57.8%
Ranked 95th.

Wage and salaried workers, female > % of females employed 73.6%
Ranked 61st.
94.5%
Ranked 8th. 28% more than South Korea

Wage and salary workers, male > % of males employed 70.4%
Ranked 55th.
99.1%
Ranked 2nd. 41% more than South Korea

Contributing family workers, female > % of females employed 10.7%
Ranked 12th. 107 times more than United States
0.1%
Ranked 73th.

Contributing family workers, male > % of males employed 1.2%
Ranked 31st. 12 times more than United States
0.1%
Ranked 73th.

Contributing family workers, total > % of total employed 5.2%
Ranked 21st. 52 times more than United States
0.1%
Ranked 78th.

Employees, services, female > % of female employment 80.6%
Ranked 34th.
91.9%
Ranked 4th. 14% more than South Korea

Employees, services, male > % of male employment 73.4%
Ranked 5th. 2% more than United States
71.7%
Ranked 6th.

Part time employment, female > % of total part time employment 61%
Ranked 37th.
66.4%
Ranked 24th. 9% more than South Korea

Unemployment, male > % of male labor force 3.4%
Ranked 75th.
8.2%
Ranked 38th. 2 times more than South Korea

Unemployment, total > % of total labor force 3.2%
Ranked 79th.
8.1%
Ranked 37th. 3 times more than South Korea

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