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1376. Civilian Labor Force, Employment, and Unemployment, by Country

[82.8 represents 82,800,000. Data based on U.S. labor force definitions (see source) except that minimum age for population base varies as follows: United States, France, Sweden, and beginning 1980, United Kingdom, 16 years; Australia, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Italy beginning 1993, and United Kingdom for 1970, 15 years; and Italy, prior to 1993, 14 years]

 
United Aust- Nether- United
YEAR States Canada tralia Japan France Germany 1 Italy lands Sweden Kingdom
 
Civilian labor force (mil.):
  1970 82.8 8.4 5.5 50.7 20.8 26.2 19.7 (NA) 3.9 25.1
  1980 106.9 2 11.9 6.7 55.7 22.9 27.3 21.1 5.9 4.3 26.5
  1981 108.7 12.2 6.8 56.3 23.1 27.5 21.3 6.1 4.3 26.6
  1982 110.2 12.3 6.9 57.0 23.3 27.7 21.4 6.2 4.4 26.6
  1983 111.6 12.5 7.0 58.1 23.4 2 27.7 21.6 2 6.1 4.4 26.6
  1984 113.5 12.7 7.1 58.5 23.6 27.8 21.7 6.2 4.4 27.1
  1985 115.5 13.0 7.3 58.8 23.6 28.0 21.8 6.3 4.4 27.4
  1986 117.8 13.3 7.6 59.4 23.8 28.2 2 22.3 6.4 4.4 27.6
  1987 119.9 13.5 7.8 60.1 23.9 28.4 22.4 6.5 2 4.4 27.9
  1988 121.7 13.8 8.0 60.9 24.0 28.6 22.7 2 6.3 4.5 28.3
  1989 123.9 14.0 8.2 61.9 24.2 28.8 22.5 6.4 4.6 28.6
  1990 2 125.8 14.2 8.4 63.1 24.3 29.4 22.7 6.6 4.6 28.7
  1991 126.3 14.3 8.5 64.3 24.5 2 39.1 2 22.9 6.8 4.6 28.6
  1992 128.1 14.4 8.6 65.0 2 24.6 39.0 22.9 7.0 4.5 28.4
  1993 129.2 14.5 8.6 65.5 24.7 39.1 2 22.6 7.1 4.4 28.3
  1994                       2 131.1 14.6 8.8 65.8 24.8 39.2 22.5 7.2 4.4 28.3
  1995                       132.3 14.8 9.0 66.0 24.8 39.1 22.5 7.3 4.5 28.5
  1996 133.9 14.9 9.1 66.5 25.1 39.2 22.6 7.4 4.5 28.6
  1997 2 136.3 15.2 9.2 67.2 25.2 39.5 22.7 7.5 4.4 28.8
  1998 2 137.7 15.4 9.3 67.2 25.4 39.4 23.0 7.7 4.4 28.9
  1999 2 139.4 15.7 9.5 3 67.1 3 25.6 (NA) 23.1 (NA) 4.4 3 29.1
Labor force participation rate: 4
  1970 60.4 57.8 62.1 64.5 57.5 56.9 49.0 (NA) 64.0 61.1
  1980 63.8 2 64.2 62.1 62.6 57.5 54.7 48.2 55.4 66.9 62.5
  1981 63.9 65.0 61.9 62.6 57.5 54.7 48.3 56.7 66.8 62.3
  1982 64.0 64.4 61.7 62.7 57.5 54.6 47.7 56.6 66.8 61.9
  1983 64.0 64.7 61.4 63.1 57.2 2 54.3 47.5 2 55.7 66.7 61.6
  1984 64.4 65.0 61.5 62.7 57.2 54.4 47.3 55.7 66.6 62.3
  1985 64.8 65.5 61.6 62.3 56.8 54.7 47.2 55.5 66.9 62.4
  1986 65.3 66.0 62.8 62.1 56.7 54.9 2 47.8 56.0 67.0 62.5
  1987 65.6 66.4 63.0 61.9 56.5 55.0 47.6 56.3 2 66.4 62.9
  1988 65.9 66.8 63.3 61.9 56.2 55.1 47.4 2 54.2 66.9 63.5
  1989 66.5 67.2 64.0 62.2 56.1 55.2 47.3 54.7 67.3 64.0
  1990 2 66.5 67.1 64.6 62.6 56.0 55.3 47.2 56.1 67.4 64.1
  1991 66.2 66.5 64.1 63.2 56.0 2 58.9 2 47.7 56.5 67.0 63.7
  1992 66.4 65.7 63.9 63.4 2 55.8 58.3 47.5 57.8 65.7 63.1
  1993 66.3 65.4 63.6 63.3 55.6 58.0 2 47.9 58.5 64.5 62.8
  1994 2 66.6 65.2 63.9 63.1 55.5 57.6 47.3 59.0 63.7 62.5
  1995                       66.6 64.9 64.6 62.9 55.2 57.3 47.1 59.3 64.1 62.7
  1996 66.8 64.7 64.6 63.0 55.5 57.4 47.1 59.8 64.0 62.7
  1997 2 67.1 64.9 64.3 63.2 55.3 57.6 47.2 60.7 63.3 62.8
  1998 2 67.1 65.1 64.4 62.8 55.4 57.6 47.6 62.0 62.8 62.7
  1999 2 67.1 65.6 64.2 3 62.4 3 55.7 (NA) 47.8 (NA) 3 63.2 3 62.9
Civilian employment (mil.):
  1970 78.7 7.9 5.4 50.1 20.3 26.1 19.1 (NA) 3.9 24.3
  1980 99.3 11.0 6.3 54.6 21.4 26.5 20.2 5.5 4.2 24.7
  1981 100.4 11.3 6.4 55.1 21.3 26.5 20.3 5.6 4.2 23.8
  1982 99.5 10.9 6.4 55.6 21.4 26.2 20.3 5.5 4.2 23.6
  1983 100.8 11.0 6.3 56.6 21.4 2 25.8 20.3 2 5.4 4.2 23.5
  1984 105.0 11.3 6.5 56.9 21.2 25.8 20.4 5.5 4.2 23.9
  1985 107.2 11.6 6.7 57.3 21.2 26.0 20.5 5.7 4.3 24.3
  1986 109.6 12.0 7.0 57.7 21.2 26.4 2 20.6 5.7 4.3 24.5
  1987 112.4 12.3 7.1 58.3 21.3 26.6 20.6 5.9 2 4.3 25.0
  1988 115.0 12.7 7.4 59.3 21.5 26.8 20.9 2 5.8 4.4 25.9
  1989 117.3 13.0 7.7 60.5 21.9 27.2 20.8 6.0 4.5 26.5
  1990 2 118.8 13.1 7.9 61.7 22.1 28.0 21.1 6.2 4.5 26.7
  1991 117.7 12.9 7.7 62.9 22.1 2 36.9 2 21.4 6.4 4.4 26.1
  1992 118.5 12.8 7.6 63.6 22.0 36.4 21.2 6.6 4.3 25.5
  1993 120.3 12.9 7.7 63.8 21.7 36.0 2 20.3 6.6 4.0 25.3
  1994 2 123.1 13.1 7.9 63.9 21.7 35.9 19.9 6.7 4.0 25.6
  1995                       124.9 13.4 8.2 63.9 21.9 35.9 19.8 6.8 4.1 26.0
  1996 126.7 13.5 8.3 64.2 22.0 35.7 19.9 6.9 4.0 26.3
  1997 2 129.6 13.8 8.4 64.9 22.1 35.5 20.0 7.1 4.0 26.7
  1998 2 131.5 14.1 8.6 64.5 22.4 35.7 20.2 7.4 4.0 27.1
  1999 2 133.5 14.5 8.8 3 63.9 3 22.8 (NA) 20.5 (NA) 4.1 3 27.3
Employment-population ratio: 5
  1970 57.4 54.5 61.1 63.8 56.0 56.6 47.4 (NA) 63.1 59.2
  1980 59.2 2 59.4 58.3 61.3 53.8 53.1 46.1 52.1 65.6 58.1
  1981 59.0 60.0 58.4 61.2 53.1 52.5 45.9 51.7 65.1 55.7
  1982 57.8 57.3 57.3 61.2 52.7 51.6 45.2 50.8 64.7 54.9
  1983 57.9 57.0 55.3 61.4 52.3 2 50.6 44.7 2 49.3 64.4 54.3
  1984 59.5 57.7 56.0 61.0 51.4 50.5 44.5 49.3 64.5 55.0
  1985 60.1 58.5 56.5 60.6 50.9 50.7 44.4 50.1 65.0 55.5
  1986 60.7 59.6 57.7 60.4 50.7 51.3 2 44.2 50.3 65.2 55.5
  1987 61.5 60.5 57.9 60.1 50.4 51.5 43.8 50.7 2 65.0 56.4
  1988 62.3 61.7 58.7 60.4 50.4 51.6 43.7 2 50.0 65.7 58.1
  1989 63.0 62.1 60.1 60.8 50.7 52.0 43.6 50.9 66.2 59.3
  1990 2 62.8 61.7 60.1 61.3 50.9 52.6 43.9 52.6 66.1 59.6
  1991 61.7 59.7 57.9 61.8 50.6 2 55.5 2 44.5 53.2 64.9 58.0
  1992 61.5 58.4 57.0 62.0 49.9 54.4 44.0 54.5 62.0 56.7
  1993 61.7 58.0 56.6 61.7 49.0 53.4 2 43.0 54.7 58.5 56.2
  1994 2 62.5 58.4 57.7 61.3 48.7 52.8 42.0 54.7 57.6 56.5
  1995                       62.9 58.8 59.1 60.9 48.7 52.6 41.5 55.1 58.3 57.2
  1996 63.2 58.5 59.1 60.9 48.5 52.2 41.6 55.9 57.7 57.6
  1997 2 63.8 59.0 58.8 61.0 48.4 51.9 41.6 57.5 56.9 58.3
  1998 2 64.1 59.7 59.2 60.2 48.9 52.2 41.9 59.5 57.6 58.7
  1999 2 64.3 60.6 59.6 3 59.4 3 49.6 (NA) 42.3 (NA) 3 58.7 3 59.1
Unemployment rate:
  1970 4.9 5.7 1.6 1.2 2.5 0.5 3.2 (NA) 1.5 3.1
  1980 7.1 2 7.5 6.1 2.0 6.5 2.8 4.4 6.0 2.0 7.0
  1981 7.6 7.6 5.8 2.2 7.6 4.0 4.9 8.9 2.5 10.5
  1982 9.7 11.0 7.2 2.4 8.3 5.6 5.4 10.2 3.1 11.3
  1983 9.6 11.9 10.0 2.7 8.6 2 6.9 5.9 2 11.4 3.5 11.8
  1984 7.5 11.3 9.0 2.8 10.0 7.1 5.9 11.5 3.1 11.7
  1985 7.2 10.5 8.3 2.6 10.5 7.2 6.0 9.6 2.8 11.2
  1986 7.0 9.6 8.1 2.8 10.6 6.6 2 7.5 10.0 2.6 11.2
  1987 6.2 8.9 8.1 2.9 10.8 6.3 7.9 10.0 2 2.2 10.3
  1988 5.5 7.8 7.2 2.5 10.3 6.3 7.9 2 7.6 1.9 8.6
  1989 5.3 7.5 6.2 2.3 9.6 5.7 7.8 7.0 1.6 7.2
  1990 2 5.6 8.1 6.9 2.1 9.1 5.0 7.0 6.2 1.8 6.9
  1991 6.8 10.3 9.6 2.1 9.6 2 5.6 2 6.9 5.9 3.1 8.8
  1992 7.5 11.2 10.8 2.2 2 10.4 6.7 7.3 5.6 5.6 10.1
  1993 6.9 11.4 10.9 2.5 11.8 7.9 2 10.2 6.6 9.3 10.5
  1994 2 6.1 10.4 9.7 2.9 12.3 8.5 11.2 7.2 9.6 9.7
  1995 5.6 9.4 8.5 3.2 11.8 8.2 11.8 7.0 9.1 8.7
  1996 5.4 9.6 8.6 3.4 12.6 8.9 11.7 6.4 9.9 8.2
  1997 2 4.9 9.1 8.6 3.4 12.4 9.9 11.9 5.3 10.1 7.0
  1998 2 4.5 8.3 8.0 4.1 11.8 9.4 12.0 4.0 8.4 6.3
  1999 2 4.2 7.6 7.2 3 4.7 11.1 9.0 11.5 (NA) 7.1 3 6.1
    Under 25 years old 2 9.9 14.0 13.9 9.5 (NA) (NA) 33.1 (NA) 14.6 (NA)
      Teenagers 6 2 13.9 18.2 18.5 13.3 (NA) (NA) 40.7 (NA) 18.8 (NA)
      20 to 24 years old 2 7.5 11.2 10.6 8.8 (NA) (NA) 31.1 (NA) 13.0 (NA)
    25 years old and over 2 3.1 6.3 5.6 4.2 (NA) (NA) 8.8 (NA) 6.2 (NA)


NA Not available.
1 Data for 1970 through 1990 are for former West Germany (prior to unification); later data are for unified Germany.
2 Break in series. Data not comparable with prior years.
3 Preliminary.
4 Civilian labor force as a percent of the civilian working age population. Germany and Japan include the institutionalized population as part of the working age population.
5 Civilian employment as a percent of the civilian working age population. Germany and Japan include the institutionalized population as part of the working age population.
6 16 to 19 years old in the United States and Sweden; 15 to 19 years old in Canada, Australia, Japan, and Italy.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Comparative Civilian Labor Force Statistics, Ten Countries, 1959-1999, April 2000, and Monthly Labor Review.

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