* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Labor force participation rate, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 178 countries was 60.88 percent. The highest value was in Qatar: 88.87 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 32.15 percent. The indicator is available from 1991 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Labor force participation, 2023 Global rank Available data
Qatar 88.87 1 1991 - 2023
Madagascar 85.2 2 1991 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 84.5 3 1991 - 2023
UA Emirates 82.64 4 1991 - 2023
Tanzania 81.39 5 1991 - 2023
Ethiopia 80.29 6 1991 - 2023
Mozambique 79.03 7 1991 - 2023
Burundi 78.81 8 1991 - 2023
Eritrea 78.28 9 1991 - 2023
Liberia 76.86 10 1991 - 2023
Cambodia 75.79 11 1991 - 2023
Angola 75.19 12 1991 - 2023
North Korea 74.59 13 1991 - 2023
Iceland 74.39 14 1991 - 2023
Kenya 73.72 15 1991 - 2023
Niger 73.44 16 1991 - 2023
Vietnam 73 17 1991 - 2023
Moldova 72.74 18 1991 - 2023
Peru 72.58 19 1991 - 2023
New Zealand 72.09 20 1991 - 2023
Bahamas 72.03 21 1991 - 2023
Cameroon 71.95 22 1991 - 2023
Bahrain 71.86 23 1991 - 2023
Kuwait 71.54 24 1991 - 2023
Bolivia 71 25 1991 - 2023
Paraguay 70.89 26 1991 - 2023
C.A. Republic 70.58 27 1991 - 2023
Azerbaijan 70.22 28 1991 - 2023
Uganda 69.93 29 1991 - 2023
Bhutan 69.52 30 1991 - 2023
Vanuatu 69.5 31 1991 - 2023
Singapore 69.25 32 1991 - 2023
Malawi 68.97 33 1991 - 2023
Ghana 68.82 34 1991 - 2023
Jamaica 68.5 35 1991 - 2023
Kazakhstan 68.47 36 1991 - 2023
Oman 68.31 37 1991 - 2023
Saint Lucia 68.01 38 1991 - 2023
Macao 67.93 39 1991 - 2023
R. of Congo 67.86 40 1991 - 2023
Indonesia 67.6 41 1991 - 2023
Thailand 67.05 42 1991 - 2023
Mali 67.01 43 1991 - 2023
Sweden 66.95 44 1991 - 2023
China 66.38 45 1991 - 2023
Australia 66.37 46 1991 - 2023
Switzerland 66.36 47 1991 - 2023
Netherlands 66.06 48 1991 - 2023
Zimbabwe 65.92 49 1991 - 2023
DR Congo 65.78 50 1991 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 65.78 51 1991 - 2023
Estonia 65.77 52 1991 - 2023
Nicaragua 65.57 53 1991 - 2023
Haiti 65.5 54 1991 - 2023
Ecuador 65.43 55 1991 - 2023
St. Vincent & ... 65.35 56 1991 - 2023
Cyprus 65.33 57 1991 - 2023
Malta 65.26 58 1991 - 2023
Norway 65.24 59 1991 - 2023
Canada 65.18 60 1991 - 2023
Lesotho 65.12 61 1991 - 2023
Burkina Faso 65.09 62 1991 - 2023
Ireland 65.05 63 1991 - 2023
Malaysia 65.02 64 1991 - 2023
Belarus 64.77 65 1991 - 2023
Israel 64.77 66 1991 - 2023
Botswana 64.54 67 1991 - 2023
South Korea 64.51 68 1991 - 2023
Ivory Coast 64.44 69 1991 - 2023
Brunei 64.34 70 1991 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 63.93 71 1991 - 2023
Uruguay 63.82 72 1991 - 2023
Maldives 63.76 73 1991 - 2023
Denmark 63.61 74 1991 - 2023
Belize 63.6 75 1991 - 2023
Colombia 63.29 76 1991 - 2023
Panama 63.24 77 1991 - 2023
Japan 62.91 78 1991 - 2023
Brazil 62.78 79 1991 - 2023
Honduras 62.76 80 1991 - 2023
Benin 62.71 81 1991 - 2023
Georgia 62.64 82 1991 - 2023
Luxembourg 62.43 83 1991 - 2023
UK 62.34 84 1991 - 2023
Lithuania 62.16 85 1991 - 2023
Barbados 62.03 86 1991 - 2023
USA 61.86 87 1991 - 2023
Austria 61.7 88 1991 - 2023
Slovakia 61.66 89 1991 - 2023
Germany 61.63 90 1991 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 61.6 91 1991 - 2023
Mexico 61.52 92 1991 - 2023
Latvia 61.43 93 1991 - 2023
Chile 61.31 94 1991 - 2023
Armenia 61.29 95 1991 - 2023
Russia 61.08 96 1991 - 2023
Hungary 60.96 97 1991 - 2023
Gambia 60.87 98 1991 - 2023
Argentina 60.77 99 1991 - 2023
Finland 60.61 100 1991 - 2023
Rwanda 60.52 101 1991 - 2023
Guatemala 60.51 102 1991 - 2023
Chad 60.34 103 1991 - 2023
Philippines 60.24 104 1991 - 2023
Albania 60.18 105 1991 - 2023
El Salvador 60.15 106 1991 - 2023
Czechia 60.09 107 1991 - 2023
Mongolia 60.07 108 1991 - 2023
Laos 59.62 109 1991 - 2023
Zambia 59.56 110 1991 - 2023
Namibia 59.53 111 1991 - 2023
Portugal 59.19 112 1991 - 2023
Nigeria 59.11 113 1991 - 2023
Serbia 58.95 114 1991 - 2023
Poland 58.93 115 1991 - 2023
Slovenia 58.52 116 1991 - 2023
Bangladesh 58.16 117 1991 - 2023
Fiji 58.16 118 1991 - 2023
South Africa 58.08 119 1991 - 2023
Togo 57.93 120 1991 - 2023
Cape Verde 57.88 121 1991 - 2023
Hong Kong 57.6 122 1991 - 2023
Costa Rica 57.59 123 1991 - 2023
Spain 57.59 124 1991 - 2023
N. Caledonia 57.03 125 1991 - 2023
Montenegro 56.46 126 1991 - 2023
France 56.28 127 1991 - 2023
Uzbekistan 56.14 128 1991 - 2023
Bulgaria 56.09 129 1991 - 2023
G.-Bissau 55.95 130 1991 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 55.85 131 1991 - 2023
Mauritius 55.52 132 1991 - 2023
Burma 55.46 133 1991 - 2023
India 55.34 134 1991 - 2023
Belgium 54.92 135 1991 - 2023
Venezuela 54.66 136 1991 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago 54.63 137 1991 - 2023
Samoa 54.48 138 1991 - 2023
Suriname 54.27 139 1991 - 2023
Tonga 54.1 140 1991 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 53.95 141 1991 - 2023
Sierra Leone 53.91 142 1991 - 2023
Turkey 53.37 143 1991 - 2023
Guinea 52.75 144 1991 - 2023
Pakistan 52.74 145 1991 - 2023
Croatia 52.63 146 1991 - 2023
North Macedonia 52.59 147 1991 - 2023
Greece 51.89 148 1991 - 2023
Romania 51.64 149 1991 - 2023
Swaziland 50.97 150 1991 - 2023
Sri Lanka 50.93 151 1991 - 2023
Guyana 50.67 152 1991 - 2023
Senegal 50.28 153 1991 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz. 49.99 154 1991 - 2023
Italy 49.75 155 1991 - 2023
Gabon 49 156 1991 - 2023
Libya 48.15 157 1991 - 2023
Turkmenistan 48.06 158 1991 - 2023
Sudan 47.64 159 1991 - 2023
Tunisia 47.37 160 1991 - 2023
Papua N.G. 47.29 161 1991 - 2023
Lebanon 45.49 162 1991 - 2023
Comoros 44.21 163 1991 - 2023
Morocco 44.04 164 1991 - 2023
Egypt 44.02 165 1991 - 2023
Iran 42.61 166 1991 - 2023
Algeria 42.32 167 1991 - 2023
Puerto Rico 41.53 168 1991 - 2023
Iraq 41.42 169 1991 - 2023
Tajikistan 41.29 170 1991 - 2023
Mauritania 41.19 171 1991 - 2023
Nepal 40.48 172 1991 - 2023
Jordan 39.44 173 1991 - 2023
Syria 38.66 174 1991 - 2023
Afghanistan 36.95 175 1991 - 2023
Somalia 34.11 176 1991 - 2023
Yemen 32.79 177 1991 - 2023
Djibouti 32.15 178 1991 - 2023



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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88.87
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84.50
82.64
81.39
80.29
79.03
78.81
78.28
76.86
75.79
75.19
74.59
74.39
73.72
73.44
73.00
72.74
72.58
72.09
72.03
71.95
71.86
71.54
71.00
70.89
70.58
70.22
69.93
69.52
69.50
69.25
68.97
68.82
68.50
68.47
68.31
68.01
67.93
67.86
67.60
67.05
67.01
66.95
66.38
66.37
66.36
66.06
65.92
65.78
65.78
65.77
65.57
65.50
65.43
65.35
65.33
65.26
65.24
65.18
65.12
65.09
65.05
65.02
64.77
64.77
64.54
64.51
64.44
64.34
63.93
63.82
63.76
63.61
63.60
63.29
63.24
62.91
62.78
62.76
62.71
62.64
62.43
62.34
62.16
62.03
61.86
61.70
61.66
61.63
61.60
61.52
61.43
61.31
61.29
61.08
60.96
60.87
60.77
60.61
60.52
60.51
60.34
60.24
60.18
60.15
60.09
60.07
59.62
59.56
59.53
59.19
59.11
58.95
58.93
58.52
58.16
58.16
58.08
57.93
57.88
57.60
57.59
57.59
57.03
56.46
56.28
56.14
56.09
55.95
55.85
55.52
55.46
55.34
54.92
54.66
54.63
54.48
54.27
54.10
53.95
53.91
53.37
52.75
52.74
52.63
52.59
51.89
51.64
50.97
50.93
50.67
50.28
49.99
49.75
49.00
48.15
48.06
47.64
47.37
47.29
45.49
44.21
44.04
44.02
42.61
42.32
41.53
41.42
41.29
41.19
40.48
39.44
38.66
36.95
34.11
32.79
32.15
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44.4
66.7
88.87
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