Inspired by the earlier post, I tried to take a look at the Danish labour market statistics. Data are only easily available from 1997-2006 (if I bothered, I could use my Statistical 10-year Reviews) but this is the general picture, using the population between 16 and 64 years1 as the starting point:
If we look at the labour market participation for men, the picture looks like this:
The relatively low rates of labour market participation for non-Western immigrants2 is of cause a major issue in Danish immigration and integration policy. (The figures for women are equally interesting but these will have to do for now).