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International Labor Comparisons: BLS Spotlight on Statistics

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Labor force participation rates by sex, 2011

Labor force participation rates by sex, 2011
Country Men's labor force participation rateWomen's labor force participation rate

United States

70.558.1

Australia

73.160.0

Canada

71.762.2

Japan

70.547.7

Korea, Republic of

73.149.7

Mexico

76.441.2

New Zealand

74.662.5

South Africa

61.247.9

Turkey

70.627.0

Europe

64.951.2

Note: Men's (women's) participation rates are as a percentage of the total male (female) working age population. Europe includes France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons.



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