Working age population employed

percent, 1955–2017

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    1955 Ranking
    1. United States 61.47
    2017 Ranking
    1. Iceland 86.10
    2. Switzerland 79.80
    3. New Zealand 76.88
    4. Sweden 76.85
    5. Netherlands 75.85
    6. Japan 75.33
    7. Germany 75.25
    8. Denmark 74.20
    9. Estonia 74.13
    10. United Kingdom 74.13
    11. Norway 74.00
    12. Czech Republic 73.63
    13. Canada 73.44
    14. Australia 72.98
    15. Austria 72.20
    16. United States 70.11
    17. Latvia 70.10
    18. Finland 69.98
    19. Slovenia 69.28
    20. Israel 69.03
    21. Hungary 68.18
    22. Portugal 67.83
    23. Ireland 67.65
    24. Colombia 66.93
    25. South Korea 66.63
    26. Luxembourg 66.28
    27. Slovakia 66.18
    28. Poland 66.13
    29. France 64.75
    30. Belgium 63.13
    31. Chile 62.68
    32. Mexico 61.13
    33. Spain 61.10
    34. Italy 57.98
    35. Greece 53.50
    36. Turkey 51.55
    37. South Africa 43.36

    Employment rates are defined as a measure of the extent to which available labour resources (people available to work) are being used. They are calculated as the ratio of the employed to the working age population. Employed people are those aged 15 or over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week or who had a job but were absent from work during the reference week. The working age population refers to people aged 15 to 64.

    Source: OECD