Romania: Labor force participation

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 Romania

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 51.64
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 58.28
 Min - Max 51.07 - 67.63
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Romania from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Romania during that period was 58.28 percent with a minimum of 51.07 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 67.63 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2023 is 51.64 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
Romania - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Romania - 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 8.13 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 5.61 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 5.13 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 5.98 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 22.15 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 51.64 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 42.77 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 42.37 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 61.75 2023 percent
 Self-employment 23.20 2022 percent
 Employment 7.73 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 5.30 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 141.40 Q3/2023 index points
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