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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 5,50% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

293 507 424  
150 986 096  
51%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2002  

2.5%  
21.6%  
75.9%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of July 24, 2007: The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $5.85 per hour effective. Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages.

Average wage for a production worker in the manufacturing industry in 2005: 18.32 dollars by  hour (ILO data)

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Department of Labor

- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Last modified in May 2007
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