United Kingdom: Labor force participation

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 United Kingdom

Labor force participation rate

 Latest value 62.35
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2022
 Average 62.32
 Min - Max 61.55 - 63.21
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2022. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 62.32 percent with a minimum of 61.55 percent in 2001 and a maximum of 63.21 percent in 2019. The latest value from 2022 is 62.35 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
United Kingdom - Labor force participation - recent values

Historical chart
United Kingdom - 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 34.46 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 3.57 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 3.45 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 3.68 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 9.94 2022 percent
 Labor force participation 62.35 2022 percent
 Labor force: percent female 47.86 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 58.53 2022 percent
 Male labor force participation 66.32 2022 percent
 Employment 33.20 9/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 4.00 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 215.41 9/2023 index points
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