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[1998/4] OECD Data on Skills: Employment by Industry and Occupation



Economic Analysis and Statistics Division

This document aims to disseminate to a wider public the data on employment by industry and occupations for ten OECD countries, that have been collected over the last few years in the context of analytical work which explores empirically the changing patterns of skills in OECD countries. The industrial coverage of the data allows them to be used in conjunction with similar disaggregated OECD databases, while the occupational detail and time coverage track the evolution of skills profiles over the last one or two decades. The data in this document have been declassified by the Statistical Working Party of the OECD Industry Committee with the understanding that they represent OECD Secretariat estimates and not official country submissions.

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The country-specific data are not included in the paper version of the document, but are available in Excel (.xls) 5.0 format:

Australia: 1986, 1991 -- SKILLAUS.XLS

Canada: 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991 No manufacturing detail --SKILLCAN.XLS

Finland: 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 -- SKILLFIN.XLS

France: 1982, 1990 -- SKILLFRA.XLS

Germany: 1980, 1985, 1990 Some manufacturing details missing. No decomposition in ISIC8 -- SKILLGER.XLS

Italy: 1981, 1991 Mining (ISIC 2) included in manufacturing. No decomposition in ISIC8 --SKILLITA.XLS

Japan: 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990 A few manufacturing industries are not detailed (3522-3832-3845). No distinction was possible between retail and wholesale trade, and between finance and insurance -- SKILLJPN.XLS

New Zealand: 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 -- SKILLNZL.XLS

United Kingdom: 1981, 1983-91 -- SKILLUKM.XLS

United States: 1983-94 ISIC 3832&3850 industries included in ISIC 3830. Some ISIC 9 services sectors (93-94-96) are regrouped under ISIC 92 "Sanitary and similar services". No ISCO 6 occupation: "skilled agri./fishery workers" under ISCO 9 "Elementary occupations" -- SKILLUSA.XLS