* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Labor force participation rate, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 181 countries was 60.1 percent.The highest value was in Qatar: 87.3 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 31.43 percent. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2021. 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, 2021 Global rank Available data
Qatar 87.3 1 1990 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 85.24 2 1990 - 2021
Madagascar 84.53 3 1990 - 2021
Zimbabwe 83.74 4 1990 - 2021
Tanzania 83.28 5 1990 - 2021
Rwanda 82.37 6 1990 - 2021
North Korea 81.52 7 1990 - 2021
Cambodia 79.68 8 1990 - 2021
Nepal 79.61 9 1990 - 2021
Ethiopia 78.46 10 1990 - 2021
Mozambique 78.26 11 1990 - 2021
Burundi 78.2 12 1990 - 2021
Eritrea 76.83 13 1990 - 2021
Angola 76.46 14 1990 - 2021
Laos 76.43 15 1990 - 2021
UA Emirates 76.43 16 1990 - 2021
Bolivia 75.99 17 1990 - 2021
Malawi 75.63 18 1990 - 2021
Cameroon 75.42 19 1990 - 2021
Liberia 74.73 20 1990 - 2021
Vietnam 74.45 21 1990 - 2021
Peru 73.89 22 1990 - 2021
Zambia 73.43 23 1990 - 2021
Kenya 73.24 24 1990 - 2021
Niger 72.93 25 1990 - 2021
Paraguay 72.09 26 1990 - 2021
C.A. Republic 71.24 27 1990 - 2021
Benin 70.95 28 1990 - 2021
G.-Bissau 70.82 29 1990 - 2021
Kuwait 70.49 30 1990 - 2021
Bahrain 70.31 31 1990 - 2021
New Zealand 70.06 32 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan 69.07 33 1990 - 2021
Macao 69 34 1990 - 2021
Vanuatu 68.88 35 1990 - 2021
Mali 68.56 36 1990 - 2021
Singapore 68.54 37 1990 - 2021
Bahamas 68.44 38 1990 - 2021
Ghana 68.42 39 1990 - 2021
Oman 68.23 40 1990 - 2021
Saint Lucia 68.08 41 1990 - 2021
China 68.06 42 1990 - 2021
Indonesia 67.7 43 1990 - 2021
Uganda 67.62 44 1990 - 2021
Switzerland 67.14 45 1990 - 2021
Netherlands 66.84 46 1990 - 2021
Thailand 66.7 47 1990 - 2021
R. of Congo 66.32 48 1990 - 2021
Norway 66.17 49 1990 - 2021
Iceland 66.07 50 1990 - 2021
Australia 65.75 51 1990 - 2021
Canada 65.21 52 1990 - 2021
DR Congo 65.1 53 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 64.87 54 1990 - 2021
Ecuador 64.84 55 1990 - 2021
Sweden 64.82 56 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 64.72 57 1990 - 2021
Colombia 64.71 58 1990 - 2021
Haiti 64.69 59 1990 - 2021
Azerbaijan 63.78 60 1990 - 2021
Belarus 63.73 61 1990 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 63.65 62 1990 - 2021
Brunei 63.56 63 1990 - 2021
Lesotho 63.56 64 1990 - 2021
Nicaragua 63.52 65 1990 - 2021
Estonia 63.38 66 1990 - 2021
Jamaica 62.94 67 1990 - 2021
N. Caledonia 62.91 68 1990 - 2021
South Korea 62.89 69 1990 - 2021
Cyprus 62.67 70 1990 - 2021
UK 62.48 71 1990 - 2021
Ireland 62.46 72 1990 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 62.25 73 1990 - 2021
Israel 62.24 74 1990 - 2021
Malta 62.23 75 1990 - 2021
Denmark 62.13 76 1990 - 2021
Guinea 62.12 77 1990 - 2021
Lithuania 62.11 78 1990 - 2021
Luxembourg 62.05 79 1990 - 2021
Japan 61.89 80 1990 - 2021
Uruguay 61.67 81 1990 - 2021
Belize 61.61 82 1990 - 2021
Panama 61.41 83 1990 - 2021
Russia 61.38 84 1990 - 2021
Germany 61.36 85 1990 - 2021
Austria 60.79 86 1990 - 2021
USA 60.73 87 1990 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 60.51 88 1990 - 2021
Botswana 60.49 89 1990 - 2021
Honduras 60.45 90 1990 - 2021
Argentina 60.4 91 1990 - 2021
Slovakia 60.37 92 1990 - 2021
Finland 60.17 93 1990 - 2021
Bhutan 60.14 94 1990 - 2021
Latvia 60.06 95 1990 - 2021
Barbados 59.74 96 1990 - 2021
Czechia 59.68 97 1990 - 2021
Costa Rica 59.25 98 1990 - 2021
Hungary 59.18 99 1990 - 2021
Mexico 59.03 100 1990 - 2021
Hong Kong 59.01 101 1990 - 2021
Georgia 58.93 102 1990 - 2021
Mongolia 58.82 103 1990 - 2021
Albania 58.53 104 1990 - 2021
Brazil 58.41 105 1990 - 2021
Chad 58.34 106 1990 - 2021
Namibia 58.17 107 1990 - 2021
Guatemala 58.13 108 1990 - 2021
Slovenia 57.94 109 1990 - 2021
Portugal 57.82 110 1990 - 2021
Uzbekistan 57.72 111 1990 - 2021
Spain 57.41 112 1990 - 2021
Togo 57.41 113 1990 - 2021
Gambia 57.4 114 1990 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 57.09 115 1990 - 2021
Poland 57.01 116 1990 - 2021
Euro area 56.98 117 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh 56.97 118 1990 - 2021
El Salvador 56.69 119 1990 - 2021
Mauritius 56.65 120 1990 - 2021
Fiji 56.63 121 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 56.5 122 1990 - 2021
Maldives 56.17 123 1990 - 2021
Philippines 56.01 124 1990 - 2021
Sierra Leone 56.01 125 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria 55.63 126 1990 - 2021
France 55.61 127 1990 - 2021
Ivory Coast 55.5 128 1990 - 2021
Ukraine 55.12 129 1990 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 54.93 130 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 54.75 131 1990 - 2021
Burma 54.74 132 1990 - 2021
Chile 54.63 133 1990 - 2021
Cape Verde 54.31 134 1990 - 2021
Belgium 54.26 135 1990 - 2021
Serbia 54.21 136 1990 - 2021
Suriname 54.19 137 1990 - 2021
Nigeria 53.8 138 1990 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 53.4 139 1990 - 2021
South Africa 52.87 140 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 52.86 141 1990 - 2021
Romania 52.2 142 1990 - 2021
Guyana 52.19 143 1990 - 2021
Croatia 52.04 144 1990 - 2021
Armenia 51.91 145 1990 - 2021
Venezuela 50.58 146 1990 - 2021
Greece 50.51 147 1990 - 2021
Turkey 50.18 148 1990 - 2021
Pakistan 50.12 149 1990 - 2021
Swaziland 49.5 150 1990 - 2021
Sri Lanka 48.6 151 1990 - 2021
Italy 48.44 152 1990 - 2021
Gabon 48.26 153 1990 - 2021
Sudan 48.04 154 1990 - 2021
Libya 47.58 155 1990 - 2021
Papua N.G. 47.21 156 1990 - 2021
Tonga 46.12 157 1990 - 2021
Tunisia 45.9 158 1990 - 2021
Turkmenistan 45.79 159 1990 - 2021
India 45.57 160 1990 - 2021
Mauritania 44.74 161 1990 - 2021
Senegal 44.53 162 1990 - 2021
Morocco 43.56 163 1990 - 2021
Comoros 43.36 164 1990 - 2021
Syria 43.01 165 1990 - 2021
Samoa 42.86 166 1990 - 2021
Lebanon 42.47 167 1990 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 42.01 168 1990 - 2021
Palestine 41.7 169 1990 - 2021
Iraq 41.52 170 1990 - 2021
Afghanistan 41.39 171 1990 - 2021
Iran 41.32 172 1990 - 2021
Egypt 41.26 173 1990 - 2021
Puerto Rico 40.33 174 1990 - 2021
Tajikistan 40.33 175 1990 - 2021
Algeria 40.22 176 1990 - 2021
Moldova 38.62 177 1990 - 2021
Jordan 38.13 178 1990 - 2021
Yemen 36.8 179 1990 - 2021
Somalia 33.79 180 1990 - 2021
Djibouti 31.43 181 1990 - 2021


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.
87.30
85.24
84.53
83.74
83.28
82.37
81.52
79.68
79.61
78.46
78.26
78.20
76.83
76.46
76.43
76.43
75.99
75.63
75.42
74.73
74.45
73.89
73.43
73.24
72.93
72.09
71.24
70.95
70.82
70.49
70.31
70.06
69.07
69.00
68.88
68.56
68.54
68.44
68.42
68.23
68.08
68.06
67.70
67.62
67.14
66.84
66.70
66.32
66.17
66.07
65.75
65.21
65.10
64.87
64.84
64.82
64.72
64.71
64.69
63.78
63.73
63.65
63.56
63.56
63.52
63.38
62.94
62.91
62.89
62.67
62.48
62.46
62.25
62.24
62.23
62.13
62.12
62.11
62.05
61.89
61.67
61.61
61.41
61.38
61.36
60.79
60.73
60.51
60.49
60.45
60.40
60.37
60.17
60.14
60.06
59.74
59.68
59.25
59.18
59.03
59.01
58.93
58.82
58.53
58.41
58.34
58.17
58.13
57.94
57.82
57.72
57.41
57.41
57.40
57.09
57.01
56.98
56.97
56.69
56.65
56.63
56.50
56.17
56.01
56.01
55.63
55.61
55.50
55.12
54.93
54.75
54.74
54.63
54.31
54.26
54.21
54.19
53.80
53.40
52.87
52.86
52.20
52.19
52.04
51.91
50.58
50.51
50.18
50.12
49.50
48.60
48.44
48.26
48.04
47.58
47.21
46.12
45.90
45.79
45.57
44.74
44.53
43.56
43.36
43.01
42.86
42.47
42.01
41.70
41.52
41.39
41.32
41.26
40.33
40.33
40.22
38.62
38.13
36.80
33.79
31.43
0
21.8
43.7
65.5
87.3
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