Labour force

(average annual)

1995

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Thousand persons

Total labour force

4 524.2

4 539.6

4 523.9

4 506.4

4 487.6

4 437.6

4 490.6

4 534.4

4 566.9

4 654.2

4 686.1

4 742.2

4 722.7

4 640.6

4 601.8

4 572.8

4 537.3

4 458.8

men

2 147.5

2 152.7

2 129.0

2 106.9

2 089.7

2 071.5

2 119.7

2 148.1

2 169.1

2 197.9

2 222.5

2 289.4

2 330.7

2 274.3

2 270.0

2 305.7

2 288.1

2 249.6

women

2 376.7

2 386.9

2 394.9

2 399.5

2 397.9

2 366.1

2 370.9

2 386.3

2 397.8

2 456.3

2 463.6

2 452.8

2 392.0

2 366.3

2 331.8

2 267.1

2 249.2

2 209.2

Out of total labour force, employed population – total1)

4 409.6

4 443.6

4 421.8

4 386.9

4 346.9

4 325.7

4 414.1

4 470.2

4 518.3

4 610.5

4 643.9

4 703.0

4 691.2

4 612.1

4 578.4

4 550.5

4 496.0

4 413.6

men

2 105.7

2 115.1

2 087.2

2 060.0

2 037.6

2 033.6

2 095.1

2 126.5

2 151.7

2 181.9

2 204.1

2 271.0

2 315.6

2 260.0

2 256.6

2 292.0

2 261.0

2 219.1

women

2 303.9

2 328.5

2 334.6

2 326.9

2 309.3

2 292.1

2 319.0

2 343.7

2 366.6

2 428.6

2 439.8

2 432.0

2 375.6

2 352.1

2 321.8

2 258.5

2 235.0

2 194.5

As percent of labour force

Total labour force

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100


100

100

100

100

men

47.5

47.4

47.1

46.8

46.6

46.7

47.2

47.4

47.5

47.2

47.4

48.3

49.3

49.0

49.3

50.4

50.4

50.5

women

52.5

52.6

52.9

53.2

53.4

53.3

52.8

52.6

52.5

52.8

52.6

51.7

50.7

51.0

50.7

49.6

49.6

49.5

Out of total labour force, employed population – total1)

97.5

97.9

97.8

97.3

96.9

97.5

98.3

98.6

98.9

99.1

99.1

99.2

99.3

99.4



99.5

99.5

99.1

99.0

men

46.6

46.6

46.2

45.7

45.4

45.8

46.7

46.9

47.1

46.9

47.0

47.9

49.0

48.7

49.0

50.1

49.8

49.8

women

50.9

51.3

51.6

51.6

51.5

51.7

51.6

51.7

51.8

52.2

52.1

51.3

50.3

50.7

50.5

49.4

49.3

49.2

For reference:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labour force participation rate (ratio of
labour force
to working-age
population),
percent

79.8

78.0

77.2

76.5

75.9

74.8

75.6

76.4

77.1

78.9

79.9

81.4

81.8

81.2

81.4

81.8

82.1

81.0


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1) Since 2010 the number of employed population is recalculated in accordance with the Methodology for the compilation and calculation of labour resources balance sheet (as amended by the Resolution of the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus of April 13, 2015 No18).

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