Unemployed persons based on ILO definition

The unemployment rate based on ILO definition is, in general, higher for women than men. In the age of raising a family more women than men experience unemployment, whereas in younger as well as older age more men than women are affected.

Since 1991 women's unemployment rate based on ILO definition has always been higher than men's, except in 1997, when men's unemployment rate was higher. The reason the rise in joblessness mainly involved men in 1997 was in all likelihood because that year there was a decline in full-time employment, which mainly concerns men, coupled with a rise in part-time employment, which is mainly taken up by women.

Further information




Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
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