Bosnia and Herzegovina: Labor force participation

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 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 49.63
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 44.83
 Min - Max 42.51 - 49.87
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Bosnia and Herzegovina during that period was 44.83 percent with a minimum of 42.51 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 49.87 percent in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 49.63 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 60.54 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
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




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 1.37 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 14.05 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 17.22 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 11.89 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 33.47 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 49.63 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 40.57 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 39.40 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 60.33 2022 percent
 Employment 0.85 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 29.74 9/2022 percent
 Labor cost 195.00 9/2023 index points
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