Employment rate by marital status and sex
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Source: UNECE Statististical Database, compiled from national and international (Eurostat) official sources.

The employment rate is the share of employed persons in the population of the corresponding sex and age group.
Marital status is defined as the legal conjugal status of each individual in relation to the marriage laws or customs of the country. The following classification is used:
- Never married (single),
- Married,
- Widowed (and not remarried),
- Divorced (and not remarried).
In some countries the legal status of separated also exists and persons of this group are included here in the group of married.

General note: Data come from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) unless otherwise specified.

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Country: Armenia
2007 data refer to population aged 16-75. Break in methodlogy: since 2008 data refer to population aged 15-75.From 2007 to 2013 data are based on the Integrated Survey of the Household Living Standards.Break in methodlogy: since 2014 data are based on the Labour Force Survey.
Country: Austria
Break in methodology (2004): Break in series due to change in data collection procedure.
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Estimates for the age group 65+ are less reliable for 2015.
Country: Canada
Data do not cover the three northern territories (Yukon, Northwest and Nunavuk )
Country: Georgia
Change in definition (2008 onward): Unknown marital status refers to non-registered marriage
Country: Georgia
Territorial change (2000 onward): Data do not cover Abkhazia AR and Tskhinvali Region
Country: Israel
Break in methodlogy (2000): In 1998: 1) Changes in the weighting method; 2) Transition to the 1995 Population Census estimates; See explanations: http://www.cbs.gov.il/www/publications/saka_change/tch_e.pdf
Country: Israel
Break in methodlogy (2001): Changes in the weighting method. See explanations: http://www.cbs.gov.il/www/saka_y/e_intro_f1_comparison-mimi.f
Country: Israel
Break in methodlogy (2009): 1) Update of the definition of the civilian labour force characteristics; 2) Transition to the 2008 Population Census estimates. See explanations: http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications11/1460/pdf/intro05_e.pdf
Country: Israel
Break in methodlogy (2012): 1) Transitiom from a quarterly to a monthly LFS; 2) Changes in the definitions of labour force characteristics (including compulsory and permanent military service into labour force). See explanations: http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/labour_survey04/labour_f--orce_survey/answer_question_e_2012.pdf
Country: Israel
Married persons include Married but living apart;
From 2005, 1) Update of the definitions of labour force characteristics; 2) Changes in the Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities; See explanations: http://www.cbs.gov.il/www/publications/saka_change/tch_e.pdf
Country: Republic of Moldova
Significance (2000 - 2012): Category "married" includes the persons who are not officially registered their marriage, but live together
Country: Republic of Moldova
Data exclude the territory of the Transnistria and municipality of Bender
Country: Russian Federation
Change in definition (1990 - 2013): Data present the population aged 15-72 years
Country: Russian Federation
Reference period (1990): Data refer to 1992
Country: Russian Federation
Territorial change (1990 - 2006): Data do not include the Chechen Republic
Country: Serbia
Data do not cover Kosovo and Metohija.
Country: Turkey
Break in methodlogy (2004): Data are revised according to the 2008 population projections.
Country: Turkey
Break in series (2014): Since 2014 series are not comparable with the previous years due to methodological changes in LFS.
Country: Ukraine
From 2014 data cover the territories under the government control.
Country: Ukraine
Change in definition (2000 - 2012): Determining the level of employment corresponds to the definition given above.
Country: Ukraine
Territorial change (2000 - 2012): Data do not cover the area of radioactive contamination from the Chernobyl disaster.
Country: United States
Age group 15+ refers to 16+; age group 15-24 refers to 16-24; age group 25-49 refers to 25-54 and age group 50-64 refers to 55-64.