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High income OECD countries Compared by Labor > Employment > Employment rates by gender > Employment rates > Men

DEFINITION: Employment rates are calculated as the ratio of the employed to the working age population. To calculate this employment rate, the population of working age is divided into two groups: those who are employed and those who are not. Employment is generally measured through household labour force surveys and, according to the ILO Guidelines, employed persons are defined as those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week. Those not in employment consist of persons who are out of work but seeking employment, students and all others who have excluded themselves from the labour force for one reason or another, such as incapacity or the need to look after young children or elderly relatives.

Working age is generally defined as persons in the 15 to 64 age bracket although in some countries working age is defined as 16 to 64.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Iceland 89.48% 2009
2 Switzerland 85.56% 2009
3 New Zealand 82.11% 2009
4 Japan 81.72% 2009
5 Denmark 81.28% 2009
6 Norway 80.38% 2009
7 Netherlands 79.99% 2009
8 Australia 79.59% 2009
9 Austria 78.45% 2009
10 United Kingdom 78.44% 2009
11 Sweden 78.02% 2009
12 United States 77.78% 2009
13 Ireland 77.4% 2009
14 Spain 77.38% 2009
15 Canada 77.16% 2009
16 Greece 74.89% 2009
17 Czech Republic 74.79% 2009
18 Germany 74.74% 2009
19 South Korea 74.65% 2009
20 Portugal 73.85% 2009
21 Finland 72.38% 2009
22 Luxembourg 72.36% 2009
23 Italy 70.7% 2009
24 France 68.63% 2009
25 Slovakia 68.39% 2009
26 Belgium 68.23% 2009
27 Poland 63.64% 2009

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