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25 countries that will see biggest job changes in 10 years

October 29, 2013 08:54 IST

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There are some countries that are struggling to boost employment numbers while there are others that are posting huge increase in jobs.

Let's take a look at nations that will see biggest employment changes in 10 years.

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

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Image: Workers arrive for their shift at the Opel car plant in Bochum, Germany.
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Singapore

Estimated employment in 2014: 58 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 49.5 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 8.98 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 1

Singapore, one of the major financial centres of the world, is projected to experience biggest increase in employment numbers.

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Image: A view of Financial District in Singapore.
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Malta

Estimated employment in 2014: 42.6 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 37 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 5.58 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 2

Malta, one of the major tourist destinations of the world, posted GDP of $11.14 billion in 2012.

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Image: Tourists wait for a bus in Valletta, Malta.
Photographs: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
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Taiwan

Estimated employment in 2014: 48.4 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 43.1 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 5.24 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 3

Taiwan, which has major trade relations with China, posted GDP of $466.8 billion in 2011.

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Image: A curator points at dolls inside a display at the Doll Industry Museum in Taishan, Taipei County, Taiwan.
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Luxembourg

Estimated employment in 2014: 69.8 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 65.1 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 4.68 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 4

Luxembourg, one of the richest countries in the world, posted GDP of $42.19 billion in 2012.

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Image: Petrusse river near old fortifications of the city of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
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Australia

Estimated employment in 2014: 51.6 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 47.7 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 3.87 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 5

Australia, a major exporter of minerals, posted GDP of $1.57 trillions in 2013.

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Image: Shoppers leave a store in Sydney's central business district, Australia.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Sweden

Estimated employment in 2014: 50.6 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 46.8 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 3.79 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 6

Sweden, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world, is a major exporter of goods.

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Image: People struggle against wind and drifting snow in Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographs: Anders Wiklund/Scanpix Sweden/Reuters
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Estonia

Estimated employment in 2014: 47.8 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 44.1 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 3.72 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 7

Estonia, which was badly hit by the 2008 global financial crisis, posted GDP of $28.44 billion in 2012.

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Image: View of capital Tallinn in Estonia.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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Germany

Estimated employment in 2014: 50.9 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 47.2 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 3.69 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 8

Germany, one of the biggest economic powerhouses of the world, posted GDP of $3.57 billion in 2011.

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Image: People take pictures of painted artwork of contemporary German Pop artist Jim Avignon at the open air 0.8-mile painted section of the Berlin Wall known as the 'East Side Gallery' in Berlin, Germany.
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Israel

Estimated employment in 2014: 43.6 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 39.9 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 3.65 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 9

Israel, a major technological hub of the world, posted GDP of $274.50 billion in 2013.

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Image: A view of central Tel Aviv with the Mediterranean Sea in the background, Israel.
Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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Switzerland

Estimated employment in 2014: 59.7 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 57.2 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 2.50 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 10

Switzerland, one of the richest countries in the world, posted GDP of $362.4 billion in 2012.

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Image: Skiers and tourists sit at a restaurant terrace at the mountain station of the Mount Titlis cablecar (3,020 metres) near the mountain resort of Engelberg, Switzerland.
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Slovakia

Estimated employment in 2014: 40.5 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 38.3 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 2.25 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 11

Slovakia, which is seeing a huge increase in foreign investments, posted GDP of $132.4 billion in 2012.

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Image: A reveller runs in a water ball during the Pohoda music festival at Trencin airport, 130km north of Bratislava, Slovakia.
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Norway

Estimated employment in 2014: 51.4 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 49.5 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 1.95 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 12

Norway, which has the biggest sovereign fund in the world, posted GDP of $499.8 billion in 2012.

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Image: A view of Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street in Oslo, Norway.
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Austria

Estimated employment in 2014: 41.4 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 39.2 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 1.92 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 13

Austria, one of the richest countries in the world, posted GDP of $395.5 billion in 2012.

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Image: People enjoy the evening at Donaukanal in the centre of Vienna, Austria.
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South Korea

Estimated employment in 2014: 48.47 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 47.0 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 1.75 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 14

South Korea, a major exporting country, posted GDP of $1.15 trillion in 2012.

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Image: People walk along Apgujeong Rodeo Street in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.
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Hong Kong

Estimated employment in 2014: 53.0 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 51.7 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 1.29 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 15

Hong Kong, one of the major financial centres of the world, posted GDP of $325.75 in 2011.

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Image: A tram passes by a marketplace in downtown Hong Kong.
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The Netherlands

Estimated employment in 2014: 49.4 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 48.1 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 1.26 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 16

The Netherlands, one of the biggest exporters of dairy products in the world, posted GDP of $709.5 billion in 2011.

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Image: People sit on a quay at the Leliegracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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Canada

Estimated employment in 2014: 50.3 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 49.9 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 0.41 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 17

Canada, one of the major developed economies of the world, posted GDP of $1.83 trillion in 2013.

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New Zealand

Estimated employment in 2014: 49.7 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 49.4 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 0.26 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 18

New Zealand, a major tourist destination of the world, posted GDP of $181.1 billion in 2013.

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Image: A view of Auckland City from atop the Sky Tower, New Zealand.
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Belgium

Estimated employment in 2014: 40.5 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 40.4 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: 0.07 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 19

Belgium, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world, posted GDP of $419.6 billion in 2012.

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Image: People rest in the Parc du Cinquantenaire of Brussels, Belgium.
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The Czech Republic

Estimated employment in 2014: 45.9 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 45.9 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: Minus 0.01 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 20

The Czech Republic, which was badly hit by the 2008 global economic crisis, posted GDP of $286.7 billion in 2012.

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Image: People relax in a hammock on a sunny day in Kampa park in central Prague, the Czech Republic.
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Finland

Estimated employment in 2014: 44.9 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 45.2 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: Minus 0.25 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 21

Finland, one of the richest countries in the world, posted GDP of $247.2 billion in 2012.

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Image: Visitors walk down the main street at Moomin World theme park in Naatali, Finland.
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Japan

Estimated employment in 2014: 49.3 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 49.5 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: Minus 0.25 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 22

Japan, a major economic powerhouse of the the world, posted GDP of $5.96 trillion in 2012.

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Image: A family looks at paper lanterns during the Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
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The United Kingdom

Estimated employment in 2014: 46.5 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 47.6 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: Minus 1.08 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 23

The United Kingdom, a major financial centre of the world, posted GDP of $2.37 trillion in 2012.

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France

Estimated employment in 2014: 39.9 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 41.3 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: Minus 1.39 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 24

France, which has one of the highest standards of living in the world, posted GDP of $2.60 trillion in 2012.

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Image: People relax in chairs around a fountain as they take in the sun in the Tuileries Garden in central Paris, France.
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The United States

Estimated employment in 2014: 46.0 per cent

Estimated employment in 2004: 47.5 per cent

Estimated percentage-point change: Minus 1.45 percentage

Overall rank in employment change: 25

The United States, the biggest economy in the world, posted GDP of $16.66 trillion in 2013.


Image: People make their way along the boardwalk in Coney Island in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, United States.
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