Japan: Labor force participation

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 Japan

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 62.91
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 61.50
 Min - Max 59.01 - 63.99
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Japan during that period was 61.5 percent with a minimum of 59.01 percent in 2012 and a maximum of 63.99 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2023 is 62.91 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
Japan - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Japan - 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 69.28 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.60 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 2.46 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 2.81 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 4.20 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 62.91 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 45.11 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 54.85 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 71.55 2023 percent
 Self-employment 9.69 2022 percent
 Employment 67.87 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 2.60 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 100.80 9/2023 index points
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