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02/10/2017 14:34:41
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Changes in Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) The data collection of the information related to Population Statistics and to some Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) indicators (i.e. data on Armed forces as well as data on the number of persons in civilian employment, broken down by professional status in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing) have been stopped. The information related to the series no longer collected will remain available through archived datasets (it can be found under the “Annual Labour Force Statistics - archives” sub-theme). ALFS data for all European Union (EU) member countries, for the European Union as a whole and for the euro area, as well as data for Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey are now collected directly from the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat). This dataset contains estimates from the OECD Secretariat for the latest years when countries did not provide data. These estimates are necessary to compile aggregated statistics for the geographical areas for a complete span of time..

Since 2003, employment data by sector for the United States are compiled following the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS); therefore they are not strictly comparable with other countries’ data.

Euro area refer to Euro area with 19 countries (geo = ea19). European Union refers to European Union with 28 countries (geo = eu28).
ALFS Summary TablesDate last updated
02/10/2017 14:34:41
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OECD statistics contact: stat.contact@oecd.org

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The “ALFS Summary tables” dataset is a subset of the Annual Labour Force Statistics database which presents annual labour force statistics for 35 OECD member countries, 3 non-OECD economies and 4 geographical areas (Major Seven, Euro zone, European Union and OECD-Total).

Data are presented in thousands of persons, in percentage or as indices with base year 2010=100.

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Recommended uses and limitations
Changes in Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) The data collection of the information related to Population Statistics and to some Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) indicators (i.e. data on Armed forces as well as data on the number of persons in civilian employment, broken down by professional status in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing) have been stopped. The information related to the series no longer collected will remain available through archived datasets (it can be found under the “Annual Labour Force Statistics - archives” sub-theme). ALFS data for all European Union (EU) member countries, for the European Union as a whole and for the euro area, as well as data for Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey are now collected directly from the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat). This dataset contains estimates from the OECD Secretariat for the latest years when countries did not provide data. These estimates are necessary to compile aggregated statistics for the geographical areas for a complete span of time..

Since 2003, employment data by sector for the United States are compiled following the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS); therefore they are not strictly comparable with other countries’ data.

Euro area refer to Euro area with 19 countries (geo = ea19). European Union refers to European Union with 28 countries (geo = eu28).