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Table 1 Changes in employment and unemployment across periods (population % points)

From: Old-age employment and hours of work trends: empirical analysis for four European countries

Age category Women Men
2002–2006 versus 1997–2001 2007–2011 versus 2002–2006 2002–2006 versus 1997–2001 2007–2011 versus 2002–2006
ΔER (%) ΔUR (%) ΔER (%) ΔUR (%) ΔER (%) ΔUR (%) ΔER (%) ΔUR (%)
Belgium
 25–49 2.9 −0.5 4.1 −0.4 −1.2 0.6 −0.2 0.1
 50–54 9.5 0.4 8.9 0.5 1.6 −0.2 3.4 0.8
 55–59 6.8 0.1 11.8 1.0 4.3 −0.4 7.3 0.7
 60–64 2.5 0.2 5.1 0.3 2.2 −0.1 4.4 0.2
France
 25–49 4.4 −2.2 2.7 −0.4 1.0 −1.3 −0.1 0.2
 50–54 5.0 −1.0 4.3 −0.5 1.3 −1.1 0.8 −0.4
 55–59 8.0 −0.8 6.8 0.5 4.8 −1.0 2.5 0.4
 60–64 2.2 0.2 3.4 0.1 3.3 0.1 4.9 0.5
Germany
 25–49 3.6 −1.8 2.2 −2.3
 50–54 6.2 −2.7 3.2 −3.0
 55–59 8.7 −2.4 6.8 −3.0
 60–64 13.2 0.5 12.9 −0.3
The Netherlands
 25–49 5.0 −0.1 4.1 −0.4 −0.9 0.7 0.1 −0.2
 50–54 10.9 0.1 8.3 0.3 0.8 1.2 0.7 −0.1
 55–59 11.6 0.5 11.9 0.5 8.4 1.3 5.8 0.5
 60–64 6.7 0.1 10.4 0.5 7.6 0.7 14.0 0.9
  1. Source: authors’ calculations based on the EU-LFS micro-data