Canada: Male labor force participation

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 Canada

Male labor force participation rate

 Latest value 69.1
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 71.9
 Min - Max 68.64 - 76.11
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 71.9 percent with a minimum of 68.64 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 76.11 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2022 is 69.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 70.00 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
Canada - Male labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
Canada - Male labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




The male labor force participation rate is the percent of the male population ages 15 and older who are economically active. That includes the employed people as well as the unemployed people.
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 21.34 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.21 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.04 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.37 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 10.01 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 64.95 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.41 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 60.89 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 69.10 2022 percent
 Employment 20.28 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.20 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 138.71 Q3/2023 index points
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