Sudan: Labor force participation

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 Sudan

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 47.64
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2023
 Average 49.54
 Min - Max 47.64 - 51.38
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sudan from 1991 to 2023. The average value for Sudan during that period was 49.54 percent with a minimum of 47.64 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 51.38 percent in 1996. The latest value from 2023 is 47.64 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
Sudan - Labor force participation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Sudan - 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 13.59 2023 million people
 Unemployment rate 17.58 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 34.14 2023 percent
 Male unemployment 15.22 2023 percent
 Youth unemployment 39.05 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 47.64 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 29.57 2023 percent
 Female labor force participation 27.87 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 67.84 2023 percent
 Self-employment 59.70 2022 percent
 Informal employment 87.00 2011 percent
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