North Korea: Labor force participation

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 North Korea

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 74.88
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 74.43
 Min - Max 72.84 - 75.08
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1990 to 2022. The average value for North Korea during that period was 74.43 percent with a minimum of 72.84 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 75.08 percent in 1998. The latest value from 2022 is 74.88 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
North Korea - Labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
North Korea - 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 15.83 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 2.96 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.12 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 2.82 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 6.94 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 74.88 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.57 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 69.96 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 79.97 2022 percent
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