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CountryInformation on item
Measure
UnitPersons, Thousands
Year200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
TransactionInformation on item
POPNC: Total population, national concept21 249.221 691.722 031.822 340.022 733.523 128.123 475.723 816.024 190.924 594.224 966.625 340.225 655.325 688.125 996.1
Hide subtree PEANC: Economically active population, national concept11 497.211 682.511 924.412 073.5......................
PEANC: Economically active population, national conceptEUNNC: Unemployed persons, national concept571.0639.2602.4624.5......................
Hide subtree ETONC: Total employment, national conceptInformation on item10 786.810 957.411 196.211 393.211 491.711 553.311 781.411 999.912 256.612 571.7..........
ETONC: Total employment, national conceptEEMNC: Employees, national conceptInformation on item9 575.49 697.19 945.910 205.210 320.610 363.410 557.910 767.611 008.711 361.3..........
ESENC: Self-employed, national conceptInformation on item1 211.41 260.41 250.31 188.01 171.11 189.91 223.51 232.41 247.91 210.4..........
Hide subtree ETO: Total employment, domestic concept10 786.810 957.411 196.211 393.211 491.711 553.311 781.411 999.912 256.612 571.7..........
ETO: Total employment, domestic conceptETOA_B: Agriculture, hunting and forestry; fishing (ISIC rev3)357.6............................
Hide subtree ETOC_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev3)1 318.5............................
ETOC_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev3)ETOD: of which: Manufacturing (ISIC rev3)1 016.7............................
ETOF: Construction (ISIC rev3)987.9............................
ETOG_I: Wholesale and retail trade, repairs; hotels & rest.; transport (ISIC rev3)3 132.9............................
ETOJ_K: Fin. intermediation; real estate, renting & business activities (ISIC rev3)1 709.2............................
ETOL_P: Other service activities (ISIC rev3)3 260.5............................
ETOVA: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (ISIC rev4)338.1358.9319.6339.2299.5327.0297.4332.0314.0329.5..........
Hide subtree ETOVB_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev4)1 354.11 367.01 394.41 456.91 396.81 408.81 362.31 327.61 318.41 409.4..........
ETOVB_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev4)ETOVC: of which: Manufacturing (ISIC rev4)1 064.51 047.71 030.01 026.9991.01 006.31 000.2974.2962.81 024.7..........
ETOVF: Construction (ISIC rev4)987.71 001.91 030.4983.2988.91 025.81 039.21 087.41 130.91 177.6..........
ETOVG_I: Distributive trade, repairs; transport; accommod., food serv. (ISIC rev4)3 063.53 060.63 093.23 016.03 180.23 129.93 189.23 239.33 299.03 305.4..........
ETOVJ: Information and communication (ISIC rev4)361.7353.1364.8401.0383.3371.7400.9392.4444.8466.3..........
ETOVK: Financial and insurance activities (ISIC rev4)394.9388.1426.8431.9424.3407.9395.0435.7441.0447.9..........
ETOVL: Real estate activities (ISIC rev4)139.3145.7151.9168.7150.3175.3170.3175.4169.4176.8..........
ETOVM_N: Prof., scientific, techn.; admin., support serv. activities (ISIC rev4)997.31 100.91 117.61 182.01 164.21 204.11 276.11 231.81 208.71 271.0..........
ETOVO_Q: Public admin.; compulsory s.s.; education; human health (ISIC rev4)2 695.42 734.02 846.02 928.13 017.93 032.63 149.23 275.23 397.23 464.3..........
ETOVR_U: Other service activities (ISIC rev4)454.8447.3451.5486.2486.2470.2501.9503.3531.6523.0..........
Hide subtree EEM: Employees, domestic concept9 575.49 697.19 945.910 205.210 320.610 363.410 557.910 767.611 008.711 361.3..........
EEM: Employees, domestic conceptEEMA_B: Agriculture, hunting and forestry; fishing (ISIC rev3)173.3............................
Hide subtree EEMC_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev3)1 247.8............................
EEMC_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev3)EEMD: of which: Manufacturing (ISIC rev3)950.1............................
EEMF: Construction (ISIC rev3)706.4............................
EEMG_I: Wholesale and retail trade, repairs; hotels & rest.; transport (ISIC rev3)2 870.6............................
EEMJ_K: Fin. intermediation; real estate, renting & business activities (ISIC rev3)1 482.7............................
EEML_P: Other service activities (ISIC rev3)3 017.5............................
EEMVA: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (ISIC rev4)167.0186.7190.9210.2166.0183.1164.9204.8191.2205.9..........
Hide subtree EEMVB_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev4)1 273.81 283.91 304.61 383.41 318.21 332.81 278.01 253.01 240.61 344.9..........
EEMVB_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev4)EEMVC: of which: Manufacturing (ISIC rev4)987.9970.7944.6961.1917.1936.0920.3908.0889.7964.4..........
EEMVF: Construction (ISIC rev4)716.6727.7748.2735.7749.4778.9787.3829.2862.0930.0..........
EEMVG_I: Distributive trade, repairs; transport; accommod., food serv. (ISIC rev4)2 795.32 785.52 833.62 766.02 948.72 910.62 959.93 003.33 057.53 067.9..........
EEMVJ: Information and communication (ISIC rev4)336.4321.4336.4369.2355.9341.8368.5360.0412.4431.8..........
EEMVK: Financial and insurance activities (ISIC rev4)382.5374.1408.4418.1410.8394.5382.3419.0424.7433.1..........
EEMVL: Real estate activities (ISIC rev4)125.7131.5136.5149.3136.9159.5158.8159.6153.9159.9..........
EEMVM_N: Prof., scientific, techn.; admin., support serv. activities (ISIC rev4)817.9906.0898.0976.6965.1994.31 055.71 025.0999.91 056.4..........
EEMVO_Q: Public admin.; compulsory s.s.; education; human health (ISIC rev4)2 582.82 616.42 733.82 805.62 883.22 901.82 996.63 111.93 242.03 305.8..........
EEMVR_U: Other service activities (ISIC rev4)377.5364.0355.6391.1386.4366.2405.9401.8422.9425.3..........
Hide subtree ESE: Self-employed, domestic conceptInformation on item1 211.41 260.41 250.31 188.01 171.11 189.91 223.51 232.41 247.91 210.4..........
ESE: Self-employed, domestic conceptESEA_B: Agriculture, hunting and forestry; fishing (ISIC rev3)Information on item184.3............................
Hide subtree ESEC_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev3)Information on item70.7............................
ESEC_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev3)ESED: of which: Manufacturing (ISIC rev3)Information on item66.6............................
ESEF: Construction (ISIC rev3)Information on item281.6............................
ESEG_I: Wholesale and retail trade, repairs; hotels & rest.; transport (ISIC rev3)Information on item262.3............................
ESEJ_K: Fin. intermediation; real estate, renting & business activities (ISIC rev3)Information on item226.5............................
ESEL_P: Other service activities (ISIC rev3)Information on item243.0............................
ESEVA: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (ISIC rev4)171.1172.2128.7128.9133.5143.9132.5127.1122.8123.6..........
Hide subtree ESEVB_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev4)80.383.189.873.578.776.084.374.677.864.6..........
ESEVB_E: Industry, including energy (ISIC rev4)ESEVC: of which: Manufacturing (ISIC rev4)76.577.085.565.873.970.479.866.373.160.3..........
ESEVF: Construction (ISIC rev4)271.2274.2282.3247.5239.5246.9251.8258.2268.9247.6..........
ESEVG_I: Distributive trade, repairs; transport; accommod., food serv. (ISIC rev4)268.2275.2259.6250.0231.4219.3229.3236.0241.5237.5..........
ESEVJ: Information and communication (ISIC rev4)25.431.728.431.827.330.032.432.432.334.5..........
ESEVK: Financial and insurance activities (ISIC rev4)12.414.018.413.813.513.412.816.716.314.8..........
ESEVL: Real estate activities (ISIC rev4)13.514.215.419.413.415.811.615.715.616.8..........
ESEVM_N: Prof., scientific, techn.; admin., support serv. activities (ISIC rev4)179.4194.9219.6205.3199.2209.8220.3206.8208.8214.6..........
ESEVO_Q: Public admin.; compulsory s.s.; education; human health (ISIC rev4)112.6117.6112.1122.6134.7130.8152.6163.3155.2158.6..........
ESEVR_U: Other service activities (ISIC rev4)77.383.396.095.199.8104.096.0101.5108.797.8..........
Data extracted on 19 May 2024 15:56 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat

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