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Table 2 Factor loadings (pattern matrix) and unique variances

From: Entry of men into the labour market in West Germany and their career mobility (1945–2008)Berufseintritt von Männern in Westdeutschland und ihre Karrieremobilität (1945–2008)

Variables Factor 1: Modernisation level Factor 2: Labour market conditions Uniqueness Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin scores
Volume of labour force 0.9644 −0.0015 0.0699 0.7861
Labour force participation rate 0.9111 −0.0931 0.1611 0.9064
Share of employees in the primary sector −0.9619 0.0542 0.0719 0.6975
Share of employees in the secondary sector −0.8080 0.5319 0.0642 0.7391
Share of employees in the tertiary sector 0.9360 −0.3459 0.0042 0.7442
Economic performance (GDP) 0.8879 −0.3858 0.0628 0.8933
Economic performance per capita 0.9050 −0.4035 0.0181 0.8593
(Negative) Unemployment rate 0.2658 −0.9229 0.0776 0.7986
Ratio of notified vacancies and manpower 0.0331 0.9300 0.1340 0.6239
Number of firms −0.5119 0.7654 0.1521 0.8777
Overall     0.7958
Eigenvalue 7.2959 1.8881   
Variance 0.6156 0.3028   
  1. Sources: German Federal Office of Statistics (Statistical yearbooks; time series of official statistics; www.DESTATIS.de: Genesis online)
  2. GESIS The German System of Social Indicators