From Iceland — Icelanders Over 55 Working More Than In Other OECD Countries

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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