Icelanders Over 55 Working More Than In Other OECD Countries - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelanders Over 55 Working More Than In Other OECD Countries

Published June 16, 2013

According to data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), Iceland’s over-55 population is more active in the workforce than any other nation in the 34-country coalition.
In 2012, 79.1% of Icelanders over the age of 55 were active in the workforce. This is a far cry from the OECD average of just 55.5% of the 55-plus demographic remaining in the workforce. Comparatively, Turkey boasts the lowest percentage of residents over 55-years-old still actively working, with just 46.2% employed in 2012.
The OECD is an economic policy promotion organisation with a membership of 34 countries spanning the globe.

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