Moldova: Labor force participation

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 Moldova

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 72.74
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 62.91
 Min - Max 54.81 - 72.74
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Moldova from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Moldova during that period was 62.91 percent with a minimum of 54.81 percent in 2005 and a maximum of 72.74 percent in 2023. The latest value from 2023 is 72.74 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
Moldova - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Moldova - 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 1.42 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 0.91 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 1.18 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 1.96 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 3.51 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 72.74 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 52.67 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 72.17 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 73.37 2023 percent
 Self-employment 59.13 2022 percent
 Informal employment 25.10 2018 percent
 Employment 0.91 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.10 Q3/2023 percent
 Labor cost 287.36 Q3/2023 index points
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