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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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LABOUR FORCE

Participation rate of persons aged 15 and over(a)

Country
Reference year
Economically active population(a)
Total
Men
Women(b)
'000
%
%
%

Australia
1996
9,126.9
63.6
73.7
53.8
Canada
1996
15,145.3
64.9
72.4
57.6
China
. .
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
France
1996
26,403.7
55.3
62.7
48.4
Greece
1995
4,244.5
49.7
64.7
36.1
Hong Kong
1996
3,093.9
61.8
76.0
47.8
Indonesia
1996
88,186.8
67.8
84.8
51.3
Italy
1996
22,849.0
47.6
61.6
34.6
Japan
1996
67,100.0
63.5
77.7
50.0
Korea (Republic of)
1996
21,190.0
62.0
76.1
48.7
Malaysia
1995
7,869.6
39.2
n.a.
n.a.
New Zealand
1997
1,812.6
65.1
74.4
56.2
Papua New Guinea
. .
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Singapore
1996
1,801.9
64.6
78.7
51.5
Sweden
1996
4,311.0
77.9
80.0
75.6
UK
1996
28,552.4
62.4
71.9
53.5
USA
1996
133,943.0
66.8
74.9
59.3
Viet Nam
. .
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

(a) For most countries data are presented for the economically active population aged 15 and over. However, the age range varies for some countries: Malaysia - 15-64; Sweden - 16-64; UK, USA - 16 and over. Definitions also vary in terms of the inclusion or exclusion of certain other segments of the population such as the armed forces.
(b) Participation rates for women are frequently not comparable internationally since, in many countries, relatively large numbers of women assist on farms or in other family enterprises without pay. There are differences between countries in the criteria used to count economically active workers.

Source: International Labour Office Year Book of Labour Statistics 1997; ABS, Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6203.0)

EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT(a)

Country
Reference year
Employment
Reference year
Unemployment
Unemployment rate
'000
'000
%

Australia
1996
8,344.3
1996
782.6
8.6
Canada
1996
13,676.0
1996
1,469.2
9.7
China(b)
1994
614,690.0
1996
5,528.0
3.0
France
1995
22,296.0
1996
3,162.0
12.4
Greece
1995
3,823.8
1995
424.7
10.0
Hong Kong
1996
3,007.7
1996
86.1
2.8
Indonesia
1996
85,701.8
1996
3,624.8
4.0
Italy
1995
19,942.0
1996
2,814.0
12.1
Japan
1996
64,860.0
1996
2,250.0
3.4
Korea (Republic of)
1996
20,764.0
1996
425.0
2.0
Malaysia
1996
8,399.5
1996
217.4
2.6
New Zealand
1996
1,687.5
1996
109.9
6.1
Papua New Guinea
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
n.a.
Singapore
1996
1,748.1
1996
53.8
3.0
Sweden
1996
3,963.0
1996
347.0
8.0
UK
1996
26,218.8
1996
2,335.5
8.2
USA
1996
126,708.0
1996
7,236.0
5.4
Viet Nam
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
n.a.

(a) For most countries the employed and unemployed populations are aged 15 and over. However, the age range varies for some countries: China - all ages; Greece and Italy - 14 and over; Indonesia - 10 and over; Malaysia - 15-64 (employed only); Sweden - 16-64 ; UK and USA - 16 and over. Definitions also vary in terms of the inclusion or exclusion of certain other segments of the population such as the armed forces.
(b) Employment relates to total economy; unemployment relates to urban areas only.

Source: International Labour Office Year Book of Labour Statistics 1997.

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