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Labor force participation rate, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 45 countries was 59.97 percent. The highest value was in Qatar: 88.29 percent and the lowest value was in Yemen: 38.34 percent. The indicator is available from 1990 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
Qatar 88.29 1 1990 - 2022
UA Emirates 82.21 2 1990 - 2022
Cambodia 75.71 3 1990 - 2022
North Korea 74.88 4 1990 - 2022
Vietnam 73.42 5 1990 - 2022
Bahrain 71.68 6 1990 - 2022
Kuwait 71.5 7 1990 - 2022
Singapore 70.28 8 1990 - 2022
Kazakhstan 69.79 9 1990 - 2022
Macao 68.92 10 1990 - 2022
Oman 67.18 11 1990 - 2022
China 66.9 12 1990 - 2022
Indonesia 66.61 13 1990 - 2022
Thailand 66.43 14 1990 - 2022
Azerbaijan 66.28 15 1990 - 2022
Malaysia 65.96 16 1990 - 2022
Brunei 64.18 17 1990 - 2022
South Korea 63.97 18 1990 - 2022
Georgia 63.77 19 1990 - 2022
Israel 63.62 20 1990 - 2022
Maldives 63.51 21 1990 - 2022
Armenia 62.7 22 1990 - 2022
Japan 62.33 23 1990 - 2022
Bhutan 61.87 24 1990 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 59.46 25 1990 - 2022
Mongolia 59.4 26 1990 - 2022
Hong Kong 59.04 27 1990 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 59.02 28 1990 - 2022
Laos 58.85 29 1990 - 2022
Bangladesh 58.75 30 1990 - 2022
Philippines 58.37 31 1990 - 2022
Uzbekistan 56.44 32 1990 - 2022
Pakistan 52.75 33 1990 - 2022
Sri Lanka 50.9 34 1990 - 2022
India 49.49 35 1990 - 2022
Lebanon 46.86 36 1990 - 2022
Turkmenistan 46.23 37 1990 - 2022
Palestine 44.49 38 1990 - 2022
Syria 44.31 39 1990 - 2022
Iran 42.58 40 1990 - 2022
Tajikistan 41.2 41 1990 - 2022
Iraq 40.37 42 1990 - 2022
Nepal 40.05 43 1990 - 2022
Jordan 39.68 44 1990 - 2022
Yemen 38.34 45 1990 - 2022



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.
88.29
82.21
75.71
74.88
73.42
71.68
71.50
70.28
69.79
68.92
67.18
66.90
66.61
66.43
66.28
65.96
64.18
63.97
63.77
63.62
63.51
62.70
62.33
61.87
59.46
59.40
59.04
59.02
58.85
58.75
58.37
56.44
52.75
50.90
49.49
46.86
46.23
44.49
44.31
42.58
41.20
40.37
40.05
39.68
38.34
0
22.1
44.1
66.2
88.29
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