Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015 KILM

13. Persons outside the labour force

The inactivity rate is the proportion of the working-age population that is not in the labour force. Summing up the inactivity rate and the labour force participation rate (see KILM 1) will yield 100 per cent. Information on this indicator is given for 189 economies for the same standardized age groupings provided in KILM table 1a: 15+, 15-24, 15-64, 25-54, 25-34, 35-54, 55-64 and 65+.

Harvesting information from international data repositories as well as regional and national statistical sources, the KILM offers data for over 200 countries. The 17 indicators provide detailed information related to 36 data tables, including indicators on employment (occupation, status, sector, hours, etc.), labour underutilization and the characteristics of job seekers, education, wages, labour productivity and working poverty. Taken together, these indicators provide a strong foundation from which to address key questions related to productive employment and decent work.