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Table 1 Industrial employment (OECD definition, including manufacturing, construction, mining, and utilities) in some developed countries, from peak to 2018 (percent of total employment)

From: Two epochal turns of inequality, their significance, and their dynamics

Country Industrial peak 2018
France 1973—40 20
Germany 1970—49 (West Germany) 25
Japan 1973—37 26
Sweden 1965—44 21
UK 1911—52 18
USA 1967—36 18
  1. Sources: peak figures: Therborn (1995:69); 2018: ILO (2019)