Afghanistan: Labor force participation

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 Afghanistan

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 41.58
 Year 2020
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2020
 Average 46.81
 Min - Max 41.58 - 47.49
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1990 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 46.81 percent with a minimum of 41.58 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 47.49 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2020 is 41.58 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 180 countries is 59.36 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Afghanistan - Labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
Afghanistan - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2020




The labor force participation rate is the percent of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active. That includes the employed and the unemployed individuals.
Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15 and older that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 9.11 2020 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.71 2020 percent
 Female unemployment 16.78 2020 percent
 Male unemployment 10.46 2020 percent
 Youth unemployment 16.05 2020 percent
 Labor force participation 41.58 2020 percent
 Labor force: percent female 19.79 2020 percent
 Female labor force participation 16.46 2020 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.69 2020 percent
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