Civilian Employment-Population Ratio: 1970 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1332):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 16 rows and 59 columns.

Civilian employment as a percent of the civilian working-age population. Data based on U.S. labor force definitions (see source) except that minimum age for population base varies as United States, France, Sweden, Canada (beginning 1976) and United Kingdom (beginning 1973), 16 years; Australia, Canada (ending 1975), Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Italy (beginning 1993), and United Kingdom (ending 1972), 15 years; and Italy (prior to 1993), 14 years


  1. Break in series. Data not comparable with previous years.
  2. Unified Germany for 1991 onward. Prior to 1991, data relate to the former West Germany.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.