Germany: Male labor force participation

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 Germany

Male labor force participation rate

 Latest value 67.02
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 67.05
 Min - Max 64.81 - 71.84
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Germany during that period was 67.05 percent with a minimum of 64.81 percent in 2004 and a maximum of 71.84 percent in 1991. The latest value from 2023 is 67.02 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 178 countries is 70.48 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
Germany - Male labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
Germany - Male labor force participation - historical chart - 1991-2023




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 44.37 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.14 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.72 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 3.22 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.00 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 61.63 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 46.71 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 56.45 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.02 2023 percent
 Self-employment 8.75 2022 percent
 Employment 42.89 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 3.00 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 112.60 Q3/2023 index points
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