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August 14, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

International employment-population ratios, 2011

Employment-population ratios by sex, selected countries, adjusted to U.S. concepts, 2011
Country Men Women

Mexico

72.4 39.0

Korea, Republic of

70.5 48.1

New Zealand

69.9 58.3

Australia

69.5 56.8

Japan

67.6 45.6

Canada

66.6 58.5

Netherlands

65.7 55.4

Turkey

64.8 24.1

Sweden

64.0 56.6

United States

63.9 53.2

United Kingdom

63.6 52.8

Germany

61.5 50.2

France

56.1 46.4

Italy

54.2 34.7

Spain

52.9 41.0

South Africa

47.4 34.6

These data are featured in the TED article, International employment-population ratios, 2011.

 

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