Egypt: Labor force participation

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 Egypt

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 44.02
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 46.23
 Min - Max 41.62 - 49.37
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Egypt from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Egypt during that period was 46.23 percent with a minimum of 41.62 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 49.37 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2023 is 44.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 60.88 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
Egypt - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Egypt - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 33.43 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.40 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 13.43 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.63 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 15.60 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 44.02 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 18.60 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 16.45 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.32 2023 percent
 Self-employment 27.42 2022 percent
 Informal employment 66.70 2020 percent
 Employment 29.69 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 7.10 Q3/2023 percent
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