* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Male labor force participation rate, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 181 countries was 69.69 percent.The highest value was in Qatar: 95.46 percent and the lowest value was in Moldova: 43.93 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 Male labor force participation, 2021 Global rank Available data
Qatar 95.46 1 1990 - 2021
Zimbabwe 88.93 2 1990 - 2021
UA Emirates 88 3 1990 - 2021
Madagascar 87.6 4 1990 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 87.4 5 1990 - 2021
Tanzania 87.1 6 1990 - 2021
North Korea 86.14 7 1990 - 2021
Cambodia 85.92 8 1990 - 2021
Oman 85.04 9 1990 - 2021
Ethiopia 84.68 10 1990 - 2021
Niger 84.27 11 1990 - 2021
Paraguay 84.21 12 1990 - 2021
Kuwait 83.8 13 1990 - 2021
Bolivia 83.76 14 1990 - 2021
Eritrea 83.62 15 1990 - 2021
Bahrain 83.53 16 1990 - 2021
Rwanda 82.23 17 1990 - 2021
Peru 81.88 18 1990 - 2021
Indonesia 81.67 19 1990 - 2021
Nicaragua 81.3 20 1990 - 2021
Nepal 80.77 21 1990 - 2021
Cameroon 80.75 22 1990 - 2021
Guatemala 80.27 23 1990 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 80.15 24 1990 - 2021
Malawi 79.95 25 1990 - 2021
Liberia 79.72 26 1990 - 2021
Mali 79.67 27 1990 - 2021
C.A. Republic 79.49 28 1990 - 2021
Vietnam 79.44 29 1990 - 2021
Angola 79.07 30 1990 - 2021
Honduras 78.94 31 1990 - 2021
Mozambique 78.93 32 1990 - 2021
Bangladesh 78.78 33 1990 - 2021
G.-Bissau 78.37 34 1990 - 2021
Laos 78.09 35 1990 - 2021
Pakistan 78.08 36 1990 - 2021
Vanuatu 78.01 37 1990 - 2021
Colombia 78 38 1990 - 2021
Zambia 77.85 39 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 77.55 40 1990 - 2021
Burundi 77.38 41 1990 - 2021
Singapore 76.83 42 1990 - 2021
Belize 76.75 43 1990 - 2021
Ecuador 76.52 44 1990 - 2021
Kenya 75.56 45 1990 - 2021
Kazakhstan 75.52 46 1990 - 2021
Mexico 75.42 47 1990 - 2021
New Zealand 75.33 48 1990 - 2021
Fiji 75.26 49 1990 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 75.16 50 1990 - 2021
Thailand 75.03 51 1990 - 2021
China 74.29 52 1990 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 74.1 53 1990 - 2021
Saint Lucia 73.23 54 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 72.72 55 1990 - 2021
Switzerland 72.71 56 1990 - 2021
Benin 72.6 57 1990 - 2021
El Salvador 72.57 58 1990 - 2021
Panama 72.57 59 1990 - 2021
Macao 72.51 60 1990 - 2021
South Korea 72.45 61 1990 - 2021
Brunei 72.34 62 1990 - 2021
Ghana 72.23 63 1990 - 2021
Norway 71.95 64 1990 - 2021
Iraq 71.76 65 1990 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 71.67 66 1990 - 2021
Argentina 71.6 67 1990 - 2021
Bahamas 71.49 68 1990 - 2021
Malta 71.41 69 1990 - 2021
Belarus 71.39 70 1990 - 2021
Lesotho 71.34 71 1990 - 2021
Netherlands 71.32 72 1990 - 2021
Uganda 71.31 73 1990 - 2021
Costa Rica 71.14 74 1990 - 2021
Japan 71.03 75 1990 - 2021
Uzbekistan 70.92 76 1990 - 2021
Syria 70.77 77 1990 - 2021
Australia 70.55 78 1990 - 2021
Iceland 70.46 79 1990 - 2021
Mauritius 70.45 80 1990 - 2021
Estonia 70.17 81 1990 - 2021
India 70.09 82 1990 - 2021
Jamaica 70 83 1990 - 2021
Burma 69.96 84 1990 - 2021
Chad 69.93 85 1990 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 69.88 86 1990 - 2021
Canada 69.74 87 1990 - 2021
Russia 69.72 88 1990 - 2021
Turkey 69.41 89 1990 - 2021
Uruguay 69.25 90 1990 - 2021
DR Congo 69.07 91 1990 - 2021
Haiti 68.93 92 1990 - 2021
Cyprus 68.77 93 1990 - 2021
Ireland 68.57 94 1990 - 2021
Sri Lanka 68.5 95 1990 - 2021
N. Caledonia 68.39 96 1990 - 2021
Philippines 68.3 97 1990 - 2021
Brazil 68.24 98 1990 - 2021
Iran 68.09 99 1990 - 2021
Czechia 68.06 100 1990 - 2021
Georgia 68.03 101 1990 - 2021
Sweden 68.01 102 1990 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 67.96 103 1990 - 2021
Lithuania 67.86 104 1990 - 2021
Sudan 67.82 105 1990 - 2021
Venezuela 67.81 106 1990 - 2021
Yemen 67.64 107 1990 - 2021
R. of Congo 67.61 108 1990 - 2021
Maldives 67.49 109 1990 - 2021
Bhutan 67.4 110 1990 - 2021
Azerbaijan 67.34 111 1990 - 2021
Hungary 67.21 112 1990 - 2021
Tunisia 67.15 113 1990 - 2021
Egypt 67.09 114 1990 - 2021
UK 67.09 115 1990 - 2021
Latvia 66.83 116 1990 - 2021
Denmark 66.65 117 1990 - 2021
Mongolia 66.57 118 1990 - 2021
Afghanistan 66.51 119 1990 - 2021
USA 66.44 120 1990 - 2021
Slovakia 66.42 121 1990 - 2021
Palestine 66.29 122 1990 - 2021
Austria 66.28 123 1990 - 2021
Gambia 66.26 124 1990 - 2021
Albania 66.15 125 1990 - 2021
Israel 66.07 126 1990 - 2021
Germany 66.04 127 1990 - 2021
Morocco 65.95 128 1990 - 2021
Hong Kong 65.77 129 1990 - 2021
Chile 65.55 130 1990 - 2021
Luxembourg 65.54 131 1990 - 2021
Poland 65.49 132 1990 - 2021
Botswana 65.15 133 1990 - 2021
Suriname 65.07 134 1990 - 2021
Ivory Coast 64.89 135 1990 - 2021
Algeria 64.48 136 1990 - 2021
Lebanon 64.33 137 1990 - 2021
Guyana 64.1 138 1990 - 2021
Finland 64.03 139 1990 - 2021
Barbados 63.73 140 1990 - 2021
Ukraine 63.57 141 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 63.44 142 1990 - 2021
Armenia 63 143 1990 - 2021
Bulgaria 62.64 144 1990 - 2021
Euro area 62.56 145 1990 - 2021
Spain 62.41 146 1990 - 2021
Romania 62.34 147 1990 - 2021
Jordan 62.32 148 1990 - 2021
Serbia 62.27 149 1990 - 2021
Portugal 62.21 150 1990 - 2021
Guinea 62.19 151 1990 - 2021
Mauritania 62.19 152 1990 - 2021
Slovenia 62.19 153 1990 - 2021
Namibia 62.18 154 1990 - 2021
Montenegro 62.01 155 1990 - 2021
Cape Verde 61.71 156 1990 - 2021
Libya 60.97 157 1990 - 2021
South Africa 59.88 158 1990 - 2021
France 59.67 159 1990 - 2021
Nigeria 59.59 160 1990 - 2021
Togo 59.37 161 1990 - 2021
Belgium 58.81 162 1990 - 2021
Croatia 58.75 163 1990 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 58.48 164 1990 - 2021
Greece 58.11 165 1990 - 2021
Italy 57.59 166 1990 - 2021
Gabon 57.01 167 1990 - 2021
Senegal 56.73 168 1990 - 2021
Sierra Leone 55.92 169 1990 - 2021
Turkmenistan 55.59 170 1990 - 2021
Tonga 55.26 171 1990 - 2021
Comoros 54.53 172 1990 - 2021
Samoa 54.24 173 1990 - 2021
Swaziland 53.61 174 1990 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 52.35 175 1990 - 2021
Tajikistan 50.53 176 1990 - 2021
Puerto Rico 49.51 177 1990 - 2021
Papua N.G. 48.14 178 1990 - 2021
Somalia 46.98 179 1990 - 2021
Djibouti 44.15 180 1990 - 2021
Moldova 43.93 181 1990 - 2021


Economic outlook

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.
95.46
88.93
88.00
87.60
87.40
87.10
86.14
85.92
85.04
84.68
84.27
84.21
83.80
83.76
83.62
83.53
82.23
81.88
81.67
81.30
80.77
80.75
80.27
80.15
79.95
79.72
79.67
79.49
79.44
79.07
78.94
78.93
78.78
78.37
78.09
78.08
78.01
78.00
77.85
77.55
77.38
76.83
76.75
76.52
75.56
75.52
75.42
75.33
75.26
75.16
75.03
74.29
74.10
73.23
72.72
72.71
72.60
72.57
72.57
72.51
72.45
72.34
72.23
71.95
71.76
71.67
71.60
71.49
71.41
71.39
71.34
71.32
71.31
71.14
71.03
70.92
70.77
70.55
70.46
70.45
70.17
70.09
70.00
69.96
69.93
69.88
69.74
69.72
69.41
69.25
69.07
68.93
68.77
68.57
68.50
68.39
68.30
68.24
68.09
68.06
68.03
68.01
67.96
67.86
67.82
67.81
67.64
67.61
67.49
67.40
67.34
67.21
67.15
67.09
67.09
66.83
66.65
66.57
66.51
66.44
66.42
66.29
66.28
66.26
66.15
66.07
66.04
65.95
65.77
65.55
65.54
65.49
65.15
65.07
64.89
64.48
64.33
64.10
64.03
63.73
63.57
63.44
63.00
62.64
62.56
62.41
62.34
62.32
62.27
62.21
62.19
62.19
62.19
62.18
62.01
61.71
60.97
59.88
59.67
59.59
59.37
58.81
58.75
58.48
58.11
57.59
57.01
56.73
55.92
55.59
55.26
54.53
54.24
53.61
52.35
50.53
49.51
48.14
46.98
44.15
43.93
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71.6
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