For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 73.67 percent with a minimum of 72.16 percent in 2010 and a maximum of 75.37 percent in 1997.
The latest value from 2019 is 73.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 182
countries is 72.44 percent.
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The male labor force participation rate is the percent of the male population ages 15 and older who are economically active. That includes the employed people as well as the unemployed people.
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.