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Labour market facts and figures

A total of 4,483,000 people were in employment across 2023, of which 2,368,900 were male and 2,114,200 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 74.1 % on average in 2023.

The part-time employment rate (share of persons working less than 36 hours a week according to information provided by them) amounted to 30.9 %. However, 50.6 % of women and only 13.4 % of men in gainful employment were employed part-time.


On average, in 2023 the number of unemployed people was 240,900. This represents an unemployment rate of 5.1 % (registered unemployed).

The youth unemployment rate (15 to 24 years old) was at 10.4 %, whereas the unemployment rate of elderly people (55 plus) was at 4.1 %.

Non-Austrian citizens were particularly affected by unemployment (9.6 %).

When comparing the provinces, unemployment was highest in Vienna with 9.6 % and lowest in Salzburg  with 3.0 %.

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