September 7, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

International labor force participation rates for women, 2011

International labor force participation rates for women, selected countries, adjusted to U.S. concepts, 2011
Country Percent

New Zealand

62.5

Canada

62.2

Sweden

61.1

Australia

60.0

United States

58.1

Netherlands

58.0

United Kingdom

56.9

Germany

53.2

Spain

52.8

France

51.5

Korea, Republic of

49.7

South Africa

47.9

Japan

47.7

Mexico

41.2

Italy

38.4

Turkey

27.0

These data are featured in the TED article, International labor force participation rates for women, 2011.