Kuwait: Male labor force participation

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 Kuwait

Male labor force participation rate

 Latest value 85.93
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 83.26
 Min - Max 79.58 - 87.43
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Kuwait from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Kuwait during that period was 83.26 percent with a minimum of 79.58 percent in 2000 and a maximum of 87.43 percent in 2017. The latest value from 2023 is 85.93 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
Kuwait - Male labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Kuwait - 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 2.46 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.20 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.80 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 0.90 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 14.82 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 71.54 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 24.98 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 47.60 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 85.93 2023 percent
 Self-employment 2.09 2022 percent
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