Costa Rica: Labor force participation

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 Costa Rica

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 61.39
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 60.26
 Min - Max 55.66 - 64.33
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 60.26 percent with a minimum of 55.66 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 64.33 percent in 2012. The latest value from 2022 is 61.39 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
Costa Rica - Labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
Costa Rica - 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 2.54 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 11.45 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 15.10 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 8.92 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 31.89 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 61.39 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 41.06 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 50.14 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 72.75 2022 percent
 Employment 2.08 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 8.08 Q3/2023 percent
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