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Labor force participation rate, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 18 countries was 52.48 percent. The highest value was in Qatar: 88.29 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 31.39 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
Bahrain 71.68 3 1990 - 2022
Kuwait 71.5 4 1990 - 2022
Oman 67.18 5 1990 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 59.02 6 1990 - 2022
Libya 47.47 7 1990 - 2022
Lebanon 46.86 8 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 45.74 9 1990 - 2022
Morocco 45.57 10 1990 - 2022
Syria 44.31 11 1990 - 2022
Iran 42.58 12 1990 - 2022
Egypt 41.82 13 1990 - 2022
Algeria 40.58 14 1990 - 2022
Iraq 40.37 15 1990 - 2022
Jordan 39.68 16 1990 - 2022
Yemen 38.34 17 1990 - 2022
Djibouti 31.39 18 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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