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Sectors of Activity of Immigrant Workers

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Abstract:

Data on the sectors of activity of the employed population aged 15 and older are available for 26 of the 28 countries covered in this publication (Germany and Japan are missing). Sectors of activity are available according to the International Standard Industrial Classification (third revision) at the two‐digit level, which lists a total of 60 sectors. Some countries have only been able to provide data at the one‐digit level, thus for only 17 sectors. For the Czech Republic, France, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States, data on the sectors of activity were provided on the basis of national definitions and required some adaptation. For Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, data are based on estimates from national labour force surveys, which do not allow all distinctions to be made: as a result, there is a significant number of unknown sectors of activity for these countries. Missing values account for over 10% of Switzerland's data.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2008-02-01

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