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OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics, 1950-2016

Title details

SN: 7654
Title: OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics, 1950-2016
Depositor: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Principal investigator(s): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Subject Categories

Economic conditions and indicators - Economics
General - Employment and labour


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The OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics provide detailed annual information the employment and labour market for the period 1950/60 onwards for all OECD countries (where data is available).
The OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics includes a range of annual labour market statistics and indicators broken down by sex and age as well as information about part-time and short-time workers, job tenure, hours worked, unemployment duration, trade union, employment protection legislation, minimum wages, labour market programmes for OECD countries and non-member economies.
These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in February 2015. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ({YYYY}): Employment and Labour Market Statistics ({Ed. Data download: YYYY-MM}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g. DOI:}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/lfs-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).
Main Topics:
• administrative data
• age dependency ratio
• age groups
• age structure
• agriculture
• armed force
• average salary
• average tenure s
• average wages
• births
• broad economic activities
• civil employment
• civilian labour
• collective dismissals
• constant prices
• current prices
• death rates
• dependent employment
• discouraged workers
• dismissals
• duration of unemployment
• earning-dispersion measures
• earnings
• employee density
• employee turnover
• employee union
• employees
• employment
• employment protection legislation
• employment ratio
• employment status
• exchange rate
• finance
• full-time
• full-year equivalent employee
• gender
• gross earnings
• health
• incidents
• independent workers
• industry
• Involuntary part time workers
• job tenure
• jobs
• labour
• labour force
• labour force forecasts
• labour market
• labour market fluidity
• labour market programmes
• labour regulation
• low pay incidence
• median wages
• membership
• migration rates
• minimum wages
• national legislation
• natural increase rates
• pension age
• population
• population baseline
• population estimates females
• population projections
• professional status
• real estate
• rigidness
• salary earner ratio
• salary earners
• self-employed
• services
• short-time workers
• standardised age groups
• statistics
• strict regulation
• strictness of legislation
• survey data
• synthetic indicators
• total employment
• total increase rates
• trade union
• trade union members
• transport
• turnover rate
• unemployment
• union members
• unpaid family workers
• unpaid workers
• vital statistics
• weekly hours
• working age ratio

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1950 - 2016
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Kind of data: Numeric data
Universe: Cross-national; National
A full list of OECD members and partners can be found on the OECD website
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details.
Method of data collection: For details of methodology, please see the dataset user guide.
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 02 February 2015
Latest edition: 11 July 2017 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is not required.
Please note: Effective July 15th 2015, the UK Data Service made access to OECD online statistics databases free to all users. Please refer to the OECD's Terms and Conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch
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