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Table 603.90. Employment to population ratios of 25- to 64-year-olds, by sex, highest level of educational attainment, and country: 2011
Country Total population, 25 to 64 years old Male Female
All levels of education Less than high school completion High school completion Asso-ciate's or higher degree All levels of education Less than high school completion High school completion Asso-ciate's or higher degree All levels of education Less than high school completion High school completion Asso-ciate's or higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
OECD average1 72.7 55.5 73.8 83.0 80.2 66.2 81.1 87.6 65.2 45.5 65.9 78.4
Australia 78.2 65.8 80.7 84.1 86.4 76.6 88.9 90.3 70.2 56.3 70.1 79.1
Austria 75.8 56.2 77.9 86.5 81.6 65.7 81.9 89.9 70.0 50.9 73.6 82.4
Belgium 70.0 47.7 74.0 84.2 76.0 57.9 80.7 86.9 63.9 37.0 66.7 81.8
Canada 75.9 55.0 74.3 81.6 80.0 63.8 79.3 85.0 71.8 44.2 68.2 78.8
Chile 72.1 63.4 72.8 79.4 87.2 83.4 89.2 87.7 57.7 44.9 57.2 71.2
                         
Czech Republic 74.2 42.2 75.3 83.1 83.4 50.8 83.6 91.5 64.8 38.0 66.2 74.4
Denmark 77.5 62.6 79.0 85.8 80.8 70.0 81.5 88.2 74.1 55.3 75.9 83.9
Estonia 73.3 48.4 74.0 80.0 76.5 53.6 78.2 84.6 70.5 40.7 69.2 77.4
Finland 75.4 55.5 74.7 84.3 77.4 60.3 77.3 87.2 73.4 48.9 71.6 82.2
France 71.6 55.7 73.7 83.8 76.4 62.7 78.1 87.2 67.0 49.4 69.0 81.0
                         
Germany 77.5 56.5 77.6 87.9 83.0 66.7 82.1 91.0 72.0 49.2 73.1 84.0
Greece 62.5 52.6 62.6 74.8 74.1 67.5 75.9 79.7 50.8 37.6 49.4 69.9
Hungary 63.8 37.7 66.3 79.3 70.4 46.5 71.8 84.7 57.6 31.5 60.0 75.2
Iceland 82.6 74.4 83.4 88.8 86.0 81.5 86.1 90.3 79.2 68.3 79.2 87.8
Ireland 65.9 45.7 65.1 80.8 71.1 54.2 71.9 84.8 60.8 35.3 58.3 77.6
                         
Israel 72.1 45.6 70.9 82.8 77.8 60.6 76.8 85.9 66.6 28.8 64.5 80.2
Italy 63.7 50.8 71.9 79.0 75.7 67.9 81.3 84.9 51.9 33.1 62.6 74.3
Japan 75.9 72.8 79.6 88.4 85.2 92.0 63.5 60.6 66.9
Korea, Republic of 72.2 65.2 70.8 76.9 85.5 77.7 83.7 89.7 58.6 57.2 57.7 60.5
Luxembourg 73.9 62.0 70.4 85.0 82.4 74.9 79.0 89.8 65.2 50.9 61.8 79.4
                         
Mexico 67.0 62.5 71.2 79.3 87.7 87.2 90.1 87.2 48.7 41.7 55.0 70.5
Netherlands 77.4 62.1 80.0 87.4 83.6 74.4 84.9 89.6 71.1 50.9 75.2 85.0
New Zealand 79.3 68.0 82.1 84.4 86.4 76.5 89.1 90.3 72.7 60.5 72.9 80.0
Norway 82.5 68.0 81.7 90.5 85.3 72.4 85.4 91.9 79.7 63.3 76.9 89.3
Poland 67.5 39.8 65.9 84.7 75.0 49.3 75.0 89.1 60.3 30.8 56.0 81.7
                         
Portugal 71.3 65.9 79.4 83.4 75.9 72.9 81.2 83.5 66.9 58.5 77.7 83.3
Slovak Republic 68.9 30.2 70.2 81.6 76.4 35.4 77.6 87.3 61.5 27.0 62.1 77.0
Slovenia 70.8 46.7 70.6 86.4 74.2 55.5 74.0 87.4 67.3 39.5 66.0 85.7
Spain 64.0 52.1 67.5 78.9 70.6 61.6 74.2 82.1 57.3 41.9 60.8 75.8
Sweden 83.0 65.2 83.5 88.7 85.9 74.5 86.7 89.8 80.0 53.0 79.7 87.8
                         
Switzerland 82.7 68.4 82.5 88.8 89.7 78.7 89.1 93.5 75.6 61.7 76.7 81.9
Turkey 56.3 50.7 61.7 76.1 77.9 75.2 81.7 84.0 31.3 26.1 29.9 64.2
United Kingdom 75.0 55.9 78.2 83.2 81.3 66.1 82.8 87.7 68.9 47.9 72.9 78.9
United States 70.9 51.1 67.1 80.0 75.7 61.0 71.8 84.7 66.1 39.7 62.3 75.8
                         
Other reporting
     countries
                       
Brazil 70.2 67.1 70.1 85.3 86.3 83.9 89.3 91.5 55.5 50.4 54.0 80.8
Russian Federation 76.7 49.0 72.8 82.8 81.9 56.6 79.3 88.2 72.2 40.3 64.9 79.1
—Not available.
1 Refers to the mean of the data values for all reporting OECD countries, to which each country reporting data contributes equally.
NOTE: The "high school completion" columns include International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) levels 3 and 4, with the exception of ISCED level 3C short programs. (ISCED 3C short programs do not correspond to high school completion in the United States and are included in the "less than high school completion" columns in this table.) ISCED level 5B corresponds to the associate's degree in the United States in this table. Also included in the "associate's or higher degree" columns are the following higher level degrees: ISCED 5A, first award, which corresponds to the bachelor's degree in the United States; ISCED 5A, second award, which corresponds to master's and first-professional degrees in the United States; and ISCED 6, which corresponds to doctor's degrees. For each country, the employment to population ratio of 25- to 64-year-olds is the number of persons in this age group who are employed as a percentage of the total civilian population in this age group.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance, 2013. (This table was prepared December 2013.)

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