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Table 4 Labor market performance variables, 15–64 age of population for selected years (2000, 2010, and 2014)

From: Youth minimum wages and youth employment

Countries Employment rate Labor force participation rate Unemployment rate
  2000 2010 2014 2000 2010 2014 2000 2010 2014
Group 1
 Australia 67.1 71.7 70.9 71.6 75.7 75.6 6.4 5.6 6.6
 Belgium 57.3 60.3 60.2 61.7 66.0 66.0 8.4 10.9 11.1
 Canada 68.4 70.7 71.6 73.5 77.0 77.1 7.2 8.7 7.6
 Czech Repub. 62.9 63.5 66.0 68.9 68.6 70.5 10.5 10.6 9.4
 Estonia 60.3 60.3 67.3 70.7 72.6 72.8 16.2 20.8 9.2
 France 58.7 62.9 63.3 65.4 69.5 70.4 11.3 11.1 12.1
 Greece 55.7 56.2 46.6 62.7 64.8 64.4 12.7 15.5 30.4
 Hungary 54.0 53.3 60.0 57.7 60.2 65.2 7.5 14.6 11.2
 Ireland 63.9 58.5 59.3 66.9 67.8 67.7 4.7 15.7 14.6
 Japan 67.7 68.7 71.1 71.3 72.6 74.0 5.7 5.8 4.0
 Korea 61.1 61.2 63.4 64.0 63.8 65.9 5.4 4.9 4.6
 Luxembourg 58.2 61.2 62.5 59.7 64.1 66.7 2.8 6.1 8.5
 Netherlands 69.0 74.2 72.7 71.3 77.8 78.6 3.2 4.8 7.9
 New Zealand 69.1 72.4 74.5 73.6 77.5 79.1 6.5 7.4 6.6
 Poland 53.1 58.0 60.1 63.2 64.2 66.3 17.5 11.5 11.9
 Portugal 67.2 62.7 60.2 70.1 71.0 70.9 4.6 13.6 18.5
 Slovak Repub. 54.5 57.1 58.9 66.5 66.6 67.9 20.8 18.4 17.4
 Spain 54.7 55.4 52.2 63.4 69.9 70.4 14.4 23.5 29.6
 Turkey 48.1 44.7 47.9 50.9 50.5 53.1 5.7 11.4 9.8
 UK 70.2 68.9 70.9 74.5 75.1 76.0 6.0 9.0 7.5
 USA 71.9 65.6 67.2 75.0 72.8 71.8 4.4 10.7 7.1
 Average 61.6 62.3 63.2 66.8 69.0 70.0 8.7 11.5 11.7
Group 2
 Austria 65.2 68.4 68.9 67.7 72.1 73.1 4.0 5.1 5.9
 Denmark 74.2 72.9 72.3 77.9 79.1 77.6 4.6 7.9 7.2
 Finland 65.3 68.3 68.5 72.6 74.8 75.2 10.9 9.9 10.0
 Germany 64.6 69.0 71.9 70.2 74.5 75.9 8.1 7.6 5.5
 Iceland 84.8 78.6 82.0 86.8 85.2 86.5 2.4 8.0 5.4
 Italy 51.6 53.7 52.4 57.8 59.2 61.0 12.2 12.5 19.2
 Norway 75.6 74.9 74.8 78.5 77.8 77.6 4.1 4.1 3.9
 Sweden 71.9 72.3 74.1 76.6 79.2 80.7 7.0 10.6 10.1
 Switzerland 76.6 77.4 78.5 78.8 81.3 82.4 3.0 4.8 4.9
 Average 70.0 70.6 71.5 74.1 75.9 76.7 6.3 7.8 8.0
  1. Note: Group 1 includes countries with statutory, uniform minimum wages and group 2 includes countries without statutory minimum wages