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Labor force participation rate, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 39 countries was 59.33 percent. The highest value was in Iceland: 75.33 percent and the lowest value was in Moldova: 41.67 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
Iceland 75.33 1 1990 - 2022
Switzerland 67.44 2 1990 - 2022
Netherlands 66.09 3 1990 - 2022
Norway 65.56 4 1990 - 2022
Ireland 65.54 5 1990 - 2022
Estonia 65.14 6 1990 - 2022
Sweden 64.81 7 1990 - 2022
Cyprus 64.17 8 1990 - 2022
Malta 63.52 9 1990 - 2022
Denmark 63.21 10 1990 - 2022
Belarus 63.07 11 1990 - 2022
Lithuania 62.93 12 1990 - 2022
UK 62.35 13 1990 - 2022
Slovakia 61.75 14 1990 - 2022
Austria 61.66 15 1990 - 2022
Luxembourg 61.54 16 1990 - 2022
Germany 61.53 17 1990 - 2022
Latvia 61.08 18 1990 - 2022
Czechia 60.14 19 1990 - 2022
Finland 59.89 20 1990 - 2022
Hungary 59.71 21 1990 - 2022
Albania 59.36 22 1990 - 2022
Slovenia 59.24 23 1990 - 2022
Portugal 58.7 24 1990 - 2022
Poland 58.31 25 1990 - 2022
Spain 57.78 26 1990 - 2022
Montenegro 56.58 27 1990 - 2022
Serbia 56.47 28 1990 - 2022
Bulgaria 56.3 29 1990 - 2022
France 56.26 30 1990 - 2022
Belgium 54.93 31 1990 - 2022
North Macedonia 54.4 32 1990 - 2022
Turkey 52.55 33 1990 - 2022
Croatia 52.16 34 1990 - 2022
Romania 52.1 35 1990 - 2022
Greece 51.65 36 1990 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 49.63 37 1990 - 2022
Italy 49.44 38 1990 - 2022
Moldova 41.67 39 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.
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