Namibia: Labor force participation

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 Namibia

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 58.87
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 56.61
 Min - Max 53.5 - 61.7
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1990 to 2022. The average value for Namibia during that period was 56.61 percent with a minimum of 53.5 percent in 1997 and a maximum of 61.7 percent in 2013. The latest value from 2022 is 58.87 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 176 countries is 60.54 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
Namibia - Labor force participation - recent values

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Namibia - Labor force participation - historical chart - 1990-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 0.96 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 20.85 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 19.70 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 21.98 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 39.78 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 58.87 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 49.76 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.64 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 62.45 2022 percent
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