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The labour market in Austria

Labour market facts and figures
A total of 4,112,800 people were in employment across 2014, of which 2,175,300 were male and 1,937,500 female.

2015 AMS at a glance

The employment rate for persons aged 15 to 64, i.e. the number of employed persons as a percentage of all persons in this age group, was at 71.1% on average in 2014. The part-time employment rate (share of persons working less than 36 hours a week according to information provided by them) amounted to 27.9%. However, 46.9% of women and only 10,.9% of men in gainful employment were employed part-time.


On average, in 2014 the number of unemployed people was 319,358. This represents an unemployment rate of 8.4% (registered unemployed).
The youth unemployment rate (15 to 24 years old) was at 8.7%, whereas the unemployment rate of elderly people (50 plus) was at 9.1%. Non-Austrian citizens were particularly affected by unemployment (12.1%).
When comparing the provinces, unemployment was highest in Vienna with 11.6% and lowest in Salzburg and Upper Austria with 5.7%.

source: http://www.migration.gv.at/  


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