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Labour market facts and figures

A total of 4,296,900 people were in employment across 2020, of which 2,277,500 were male and 2,019,400 female.


The employment rate for persons aged 15 to 64, i.e. the number of employed persons as a percentage of all persons in this age group, was at 72.4 % on average in 2020.

The part-time employment rate (share of persons working less than 36 hours a week according to information provided by them) amounted to 27.9 %. However, 47.3 % of women and only 10.7 % of men in gainful employment were employed part-time.


On average, in 2020 the number of unemployed people was 409,639. This represents an unemployment rate of 9.9 % (registered unemployed).

The youth unemployment rate (15 to 24 years old) was at 9.3 %, whereas the unemployment rate of elderly people (50 plus) was at 10.6 %.

Non-Austrian citizens were particularly affected by unemployment (15.3 %).

When comparing the provinces, unemployment was highest in Vienna with 15.1 % and lowest in Tirol with 6.5 %.

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