Would you like to spend a period in another country for an internship, or maybe you have just graduated and want to take a work experience abroad?
According to some expert economic websites such as Statista (the World Economic Forum and International Labor Organization statistics), Trading Economics and a report provided last year by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, these are the countries with the highest rate of employment around the world in 2016.
Although an uncommon destination, Iceland is the nation with the highest percentage of employed individuals in the world with 88.2 percent.
In second place comes Switzerland with 77.4 percent of employed people, where 51.3 percent of them are high-skilled employees, thanks to the advanced school systems and a high level of job skills required, which leads people to specialize in their fields.
In this regard, Luxembourg has the world's highest share of people in high-skilled employment. Almost 60 percent of its workforce belongs to occupations requiring tertiary education skills. This is primarily thanks to Luxembourg's small but open economy, which has a prominent financial sector, dependent on a high skillset.
After Switzerland, Denmark is the country with the third highest employment rate, with 76 percent of currently employed people.
Scandinavian countries must be taken into consideration in this respect as well. For Norway and Sweden, 76 percent and 74 percent, respectively, of employed people offer good opportunities to those looking for a work experience abroad. So, if you do not fear the cold weather, one of these countries may be right up your alley.
Just like Sweden, employment in New Zealand amounts to 74 percent. This country is perfect for those ones looking for a different experience, in a far-away land with beautiful nature and landscapes.
The Netherlands and United Kingdom offer good employment opportunities as well, both with a rate of 73 percent.
In North America, United States and Canada are the best countries from the working point of view, with rates of 71 percent and 73 percent respectively. And even going farther east, Japan has indeed a high employment rate with 73 percent of people having a job.