For that indicator, we provide data for North Korea from 1990 to 2019. The average value for North Korea during that period was 81.63 percent with a minimum of 80.37 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 83.01 percent in 1994.
The latest value from 2019 is 80.37 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 182
countries is 62.38 percent.
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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.