Labour statistics

Labour Force Statistics 1989 - 2009, 2010 Edition, OECD


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January 2011
ISBN 978-92-64-09757-5
480 pages


This annual publication provides detailed statistics on population, labour force, employment and unemployment, broken down by gender, as well as unemployment duration, employment status, employment by sector of activity and part-time employment. It also contains participation and unemployment rates by gender and detailed age groups as well as comparative tables for the main components of the labour force.

Data are available for each OECD member country and for OECD-Total, Euro zone and EU. The time series cover 20 years for most countries. It also provides information on the sources and definitions used by member countries in the compilation of statistics.


Extract from the database

Annual force statistics, summary tables: this dataset includes annual statistics on population, working age population by sex, labour force, civilian employment by sex and broad sectors, as well unemployment. Data is available in thousands of persons, percentages and indices for the 30 OECD member countries and 4 zones (European Union of fifteen, Euro area, Major Seven and OECD-Total).


How to obtain this publication

Readers can access the full version of the latest editon of OECD Labour Force Statistics choosing from the following options:

  • Readers can purchase the book in PDF and/or paper copy via the OECD Online Bookshop
  • Readers can purchase the online database via the OECD iLibrary
  • Government officials can access the online database and the PDF e-book via OLISnet.


For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD's Media Relations Division on (33) 1 45 24 97 00 or;  others should contact the Statistics Directorate on .