This is a list of countries by employment rate, this being the proportion of employed adults in the working age. The definition of "working age" varies: Many sources, including the OECD, use 15–64 years old,[1] but EUROSTAT uses 20–64 years old,[2] the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics uses 16 years old and older (no cut-off at 65 and up),[3] and the Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom uses 16–64 years old.[4]

For comparability purposes, this article uses OECD statistics (where available).

List

* indicates "Unemployment in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

Employment rate by country
Country Rate (%) Ages Year Source
 Iceland 81.9 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Netherlands 80.8 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Switzerland 80.1 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 New Zealand * 79.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Japan 78.0 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Norway 77.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Germany 76.8 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Denmark * 76.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Sweden * 76.0 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 United Kingdom * 75.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Australia 75.3 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 China * 75.1 15–64 2010 OECD[1]
 Czech Republic 75.0 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Estonia 75.0 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Canada * 74.7 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Hungary * 73.9 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Malta * 73.8 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Finland * 73.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Lithuania 73.4 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Austria 73.3 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Ireland 72.4 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Slovenia 72.4 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Russia * 72.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Portugal * 71.0 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Poland * 70.9 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 United States * 70.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Slovakia 70.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Latvia 70.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Cyprus 69.9 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Luxembourg 69.4 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
  OECD Average 68.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Bulgaria * 68.5 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Israel 68.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 France * 67.7 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 South Korea * 67.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Belgium 66.0 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Indonesia 65.9 15–64 2019 OECD[1]
 Romania 65.6 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Spain * 63.8 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Croatia * 62.0 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Mexico * 61.9 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Albania 60.6 15–64 2020 INSTAT[6]
 Chile 60.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Italy 59.4 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Greece * 59.2 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Costa Rica 58.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Colombia 57.9 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 Brazil * 56.7 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 North Macedonia 54.7 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Turkey * 51.7 15–64 2021 OECD[5]
 India * 49.0 15–64 2020 OECD[1]
 Moldova 47.6 15–64 Q2, 2021 Moldova National Bureau of Statistics[7]
 Serbia 47.4 15–64 2019 Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia[8]
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 43.0 15–64 2017 Agency of Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina[9]
 Kosovo 40.2 15–64 Q3, 2016 Kosovo Agency of Statistics[10]
 South Africa * 36.5 15–64 2021 OECD[5]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Employment statistics". EUROSTAT. June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ "An Overview of the Employment-Population Ratio" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  4. ^ "Employment and employee types". Office for National Statistics. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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  7. ^ "// Comunicate de presă". 6 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Labour Force Survey, Q1 2019". stat.gov.rs. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Demography and Social Statistics, Labour Force Survey 2017" (PDF). Agency of Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Results of "Labour Force Survey (LFS) in Kosovo", Q3 2016". ask.rks-gov.net. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.