Labour statistics

Employment database


On our employment database you can find up-to-date statistics for making comparisons between countries and identifying trends over time.

Data on employment and labour issues




  • Employment
  • Employment by educational attainment
  • Employment by activity
  • Labour force
  • Self-employment
  • Temporary employment
  • Part-time employment
  • Involuntary part-time workers
  • Economic short-time workers
  • Working time
  • Job tenure



  • Harmonised unemployment
  • Unemployment
  • Unemployment by educational attainment
  • Unemployment by duration
  • Long-term unemployment
  • Discouraged workers
  • Workers marginally attached to the labour force

Icon-earningsEarnings and wages


  • Average annual wages
  • Distribution of earnings
  • Incidence of low pay
  • Incidence of high pay
  • Gender wage gap
  • Age wage gap
  • Education wage gap

icon-institutionsLabour market policies and institutions


  • Expenditures on and participants in labour market programmes
  • Strictness of employment protection
  • Statutory minimum wages
  • Trade union density, members and employees

icon-skillsSkills and work


  • Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC)
  • World Indicators of Skills for Employment (WISE) database

icon-job-qualityJob quality


  • Job quality database





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