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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 52 countries was 68.52 percent. The highest value was in Madagascar: 87.53 percent and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 44.77 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 Male labor force participation, 2021 Global rank Available data
Madagascar 87.53 1 1990 - 2022
Ethiopia 86.09 2 1990 - 2022
Tanzania 86.06 3 1990 - 2022
Eritrea 84.2 4 1990 - 2022
Niger 83.72 5 1990 - 2022
Liberia 80.65 6 1990 - 2022
Mali 80.57 7 1990 - 2022
Angola 78.64 8 1990 - 2022
Mozambique 78.52 9 1990 - 2022
Burundi 77.47 10 1990 - 2022
C.A. Republic 77.35 11 1990 - 2022
Cameroon 75.77 12 1990 - 2022
Kenya 75.63 13 1990 - 2022
Burkina Faso 72.94 14 1990 - 2022
Ivory Coast 72.62 15 1990 - 2022
Malawi 72.59 16 1990 - 2022
Ghana 72.28 17 1990 - 2022
Uganda 71.79 18 1990 - 2022
Zimbabwe 71.55 19 1990 - 2022
Mauritius 71.47 20 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 71.38 21 1990 - 2022
Chad 70.62 22 1990 - 2022
Morocco 69.84 23 1990 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 69.77 24 1990 - 2022
Botswana 69.66 25 1990 - 2022
DR Congo 69.12 26 1990 - 2022
Benin 68.75 27 1990 - 2022
Sudan 68.38 28 1990 - 2022
R. of Congo 68.05 29 1990 - 2022
Egypt 67.71 30 1990 - 2022
Zambia 67.56 31 1990 - 2022
Tunisia 65.81 32 1990 - 2022
Gambia 65.38 33 1990 - 2022
Nigeria 65.06 34 1990 - 2022
Senegal 64.75 35 1990 - 2022
Guinea 63.66 36 1990 - 2022
Algeria 63.39 37 1990 - 2022
G.-Bissau 62.87 38 1990 - 2022
Rwanda 62.67 39 1990 - 2022
South Africa 62.46 40 1990 - 2022
Namibia 62.13 41 1990 - 2022
Cape Verde 61.89 42 1990 - 2022
Libya 59.99 43 1990 - 2022
Togo 59.33 44 1990 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 57.89 45 1990 - 2022
Mauritania 56.34 46 1990 - 2022
Sierra Leone 55.43 47 1990 - 2022
Gabon 55.22 48 1990 - 2022
Comoros 54.74 49 1990 - 2022
Swaziland 53.89 50 1990 - 2022
Somalia 46.84 51 1990 - 2022
Djibouti 44.77 52 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.
87.53
86.09
86.06
84.20
83.72
80.65
80.57
78.64
78.52
77.47
77.35
75.77
75.63
72.94
72.62
72.59
72.28
71.79
71.55
71.47
71.38
70.62
69.84
69.77
69.66
69.12
68.75
68.38
68.05
67.71
67.56
65.81
65.38
65.06
64.75
63.66
63.39
62.87
62.67
62.46
62.13
61.89
59.99
59.33
57.89
56.34
55.43
55.22
54.74
53.89
46.84
44.77
0
21.9
43.8
65.6
87.53
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