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Labor force participation rate, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 46 countries was 62.97 percent. The highest value was in Madagascar: 85.9 percent and the lowest value was in Somalia: 33.97 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
Madagascar 85.9 1 1990 - 2022
Tanzania 82.6 2 1990 - 2022
Ethiopia 80.58 3 1990 - 2022
Burundi 79.73 4 1990 - 2022
Mozambique 78.48 5 1990 - 2022
Eritrea 77.6 6 1990 - 2022
Angola 76.87 7 1990 - 2022
Liberia 76.59 8 1990 - 2022
Kenya 74.36 9 1990 - 2022
Niger 73.46 10 1990 - 2022
Cameroon 71.77 11 1990 - 2022
C.A. Republic 70.58 12 1990 - 2022
Uganda 69.75 13 1990 - 2022
Ghana 68.83 14 1990 - 2022
Malawi 67.63 15 1990 - 2022
R. of Congo 67.59 16 1990 - 2022
Mali 67.5 17 1990 - 2022
DR Congo 66.23 18 1990 - 2022
Zimbabwe 66.06 19 1990 - 2022
Burkina Faso 65.55 20 1990 - 2022
Ivory Coast 65.45 21 1990 - 2022
Botswana 64.96 22 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 64.33 23 1990 - 2022
Benin 62.59 24 1990 - 2022
Gambia 61.48 25 1990 - 2022
Zambia 60.66 26 1990 - 2022
Chad 59.56 27 1990 - 2022
Namibia 58.87 28 1990 - 2022
Nigeria 58.87 29 1990 - 2022
Mauritius 58.54 30 1990 - 2022
Togo 58.02 31 1990 - 2022
South Africa 56.81 32 1990 - 2022
Cape Verde 56.13 33 1990 - 2022
G.-Bissau 55.92 34 1990 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 55.03 35 1990 - 2022
Rwanda 54.9 36 1990 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 53.77 37 1990 - 2022
Sierra Leone 53.33 38 1990 - 2022
Guinea 52.37 39 1990 - 2022
Senegal 51.28 40 1990 - 2022
Swaziland 50.48 41 1990 - 2022
Sudan 48.76 42 1990 - 2022
Gabon 47.65 43 1990 - 2022
Comoros 44.16 44 1990 - 2022
Mauritania 40.84 45 1990 - 2022
Somalia 33.97 46 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.
85.90
82.60
80.58
79.73
78.48
77.60
76.87
76.59
74.36
73.46
71.77
70.58
69.75
68.83
67.63
67.59
67.50
66.23
66.06
65.55
65.45
64.96
64.33
62.59
61.48
60.66
59.56
58.87
58.87
58.54
58.02
56.81
56.13
55.92
55.03
54.90
53.77
53.33
52.37
51.28
50.48
48.76
47.65
44.16
40.84
33.97
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21.5
43
64.4
85.9
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