India: Male labor force participation

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 India

Male labor force participation rate

 Latest value 76.78
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 78.29
 Min - Max 73.61 - 82.34
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1991 to 2023. The average value for India during that period was 78.29 percent with a minimum of 73.61 percent in 2020 and a maximum of 82.34 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2023 is 76.78 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
India - Male labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
India - 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 593.73 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 4.82 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.93 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 4.96 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 17.97 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 55.34 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 28.71 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 32.68 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 76.78 2023 percent
 Self-employment 76.87 2022 percent
 Informal employment 88.80 2020 percent
 Unemployment rate 6.43 9/2022 percent
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