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Labor > Labor force Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

Definitions

  • By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • By occupation > Industry: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • By occupation > Services: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • 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 people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation's definition of the economically active population.
  • Per capita: The total labor force figure Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total: Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organisation 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."
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
By occupation agriculture 4.6%, industry 26.3%, services 69.1% agriculture 1.5%, industry 19.1%, services 79.5%
By occupation > Agriculture 3.4%
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
1.4%
Ranked 27th.

By occupation > Industry 23.4%
Ranked 9th. 29% more than United Kingdom
18.2%
Ranked 16th.

By occupation > Services 73.2%
Ranked 4th.
80.4%
Ranked 1st. 10% more than Switzerland

Female > % of total labor force 46.49%
Ranked 49th. 2% more than United Kingdom
45.66%
Ranked 62nd.

Per capita 587.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th. 16% more than United Kingdom
508.26 per 1,000 people
Ranked 43th.

Total 4.39 million
Ranked 78th.
31.49 million
Ranked 18th. 7 times more than Switzerland

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; International Labour Organisation, using World Bank population estimates.

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