Labour force; main figures by sex and other characteristics 1996-2014

Labour force; main figures by sex and other characteristics 1996-2014

Sex Personal characteristics Periods Total population aged 15-64 years (x 1 000) Labour force Labour position Employed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour position Unemployed labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Labour position Persons not included in the labour force (x 1 000) Labour force Gross labour participation (%) Labour force Net labour participation (%) Labour force Percentage unemployed (%)
Total men and women Ethnic origin: foreign background 2014 2,470 1,375 230 865 65.0 55.7 14.3
Men Ethnic origin: foreign background 2014 1,206 754 117 335 72.2 62.5 13.4
Women Ethnic origin: foreign background 2014 1,264 621 113 530 58.1 49.1 15.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table comprises yearly and quarterly figures on the main aspects of the labour force broken down by sex and other personal characteristics.

Data available from 1996 to 2014

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 13 February 2015:
None, this table was stopped.

When will new figures be published?
This table is stopped. The update of 13 February 2015 was the last update of this table. On 26 February 2015 new revised tables about the labour force have been published. The revision of the labour force statistics consists of two parts. The definitions will be adjusted to the international standard definitions and data collection is improved by using web interviewing. For more information about this revision, see the link to the press release in paragraph 3.

Description topics

Total population aged 15-64 years
Labour force
The labour force (15-64 years) includes:
- persons who work at least 12 hours a week;
- persons who have accepted work for at least 12 hours a week;
- persons willing to work at least 12 hours a week, who are available and
actively seeking work for at least 12 hours a week.
The employed labour force includes all persons working at least 12 hours
a week.
The unemployed labour force includes all persons unemployed or working
less than 12 hours a week.
Labour position
Classification of the population aged 15-64:
- employed labour force,
- unemployed labour force,
- persons not included in the labour force.
Employed labour force
Person aged 15-64 working at least 12 hours a week.
Unemployed labour force
Persons who have accepted work for at least 12 hours a week , or
willing to work at least 12 hours a week, who are available and
actively seeking work for at least 12 hours a week.
Persons not included in the labour force
Persons not included in the labour force.
Gross labour participation
Labour force as a percentage of the population (15-64 years).
Net labour participation
Employed labour force as a percentage of the population (aged 15-64 yrs).
Percentage unemployed
Unemployed labour force as a percentage of labour force (15-64 yrs).