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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 45 countries was 72.89 percent. The highest value was in Qatar: 96.38 percent and the lowest value was in Turkmenistan: 44.95 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
Qatar 96.38 1 1990 - 2022
UA Emirates 92.02 2 1990 - 2022
Bahrain 85.93 3 1990 - 2022
Oman 84.76 4 1990 - 2022
Kuwait 84.53 5 1990 - 2022
Cambodia 82.2 6 1990 - 2022
Pakistan 80.81 7 1990 - 2022
Bangladesh 80.16 8 1990 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 79.92 9 1990 - 2022
Indonesia 79.69 10 1990 - 2022
North Korea 79.64 11 1990 - 2022
Malaysia 78.16 12 1990 - 2022
Vietnam 77.85 13 1990 - 2022
Singapore 77.63 14 1990 - 2022
Maldives 77.22 15 1990 - 2022
Thailand 75.24 16 1990 - 2022
Kazakhstan 75 17 1990 - 2022
Macao 74.79 18 1990 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 74.38 19 1990 - 2022
Georgia 73.5 20 1990 - 2022
Uzbekistan 73.28 21 1990 - 2022
China 72.79 22 1990 - 2022
India 72.7 23 1990 - 2022
South Korea 72.63 24 1990 - 2022
Brunei 72.36 25 1990 - 2022
Sri Lanka 71.77 26 1990 - 2022
Syria 71.72 27 1990 - 2022
Japan 71.31 28 1990 - 2022
Palestine 70.05 29 1990 - 2022
Yemen 69.93 30 1990 - 2022
Azerbaijan 69.43 31 1990 - 2022
Iraq 69.17 32 1990 - 2022
Philippines 69.14 33 1990 - 2022
Iran 68.65 34 1990 - 2022
Armenia 68.6 35 1990 - 2022
Bhutan 68.29 36 1990 - 2022
Mongolia 66.57 37 1990 - 2022
Israel 66.51 38 1990 - 2022
Lebanon 66.08 39 1990 - 2022
Hong Kong 65.7 40 1990 - 2022
Jordan 62.46 41 1990 - 2022
Laos 62.43 42 1990 - 2022
Nepal 52.78 43 1990 - 2022
Tajikistan 51.13 44 1990 - 2022
Turkmenistan 44.95 45 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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