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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 41 countries was 65.29 percent. The highest value was in Iceland: 77.48 percent and the lowest value was in Moldova: 46.53 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
Iceland 77.48 1 1990 - 2022
Switzerland 72.68 2 1990 - 2022
Malta 71.38 3 1990 - 2022
Russia 70.44 4 1990 - 2021
Turkey 70.14 5 1990 - 2022
Belarus 70 6 1990 - 2022
Cyprus 69.98 7 1990 - 2022
Netherlands 69.86 8 1990 - 2022
Estonia 69.42 9 1990 - 2022
Ireland 68.94 10 1990 - 2022
Lithuania 68.05 11 1990 - 2022
Czechia 68.01 12 1990 - 2022
Norway 68 13 1990 - 2022
Sweden 67.78 14 1990 - 2022
Latvia 67.28 15 1990 - 2022
Denmark 67.11 16 1990 - 2022
Hungary 66.98 17 1990 - 2022
Austria 66.65 18 1990 - 2022
Slovakia 66.46 19 1990 - 2022
Poland 66.36 20 1990 - 2022
UK 66.15 21 1990 - 2022
Albania 66.07 22 1990 - 2022
Germany 65.83 23 1990 - 2022
Luxembourg 65.67 24 1990 - 2022
North Macedonia 65.55 25 1990 - 2022
Serbia 64.9 26 1990 - 2022
Finland 62.96 27 1990 - 2022
Montenegro 62.93 28 1990 - 2022
Ukraine 62.9 29 1990 - 2021
Slovenia 62.88 30 1990 - 2022
Spain 62.53 31 1990 - 2022
Portugal 62.38 32 1990 - 2022
Bulgaria 62 33 1990 - 2022
Romania 61.94 34 1990 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 60.57 35 1990 - 2022
France 59.84 36 1990 - 2022
Belgium 59.11 37 1990 - 2022
Croatia 58.25 38 1990 - 2022
Italy 57.62 39 1990 - 2022
Greece 57.22 40 1990 - 2022
Moldova 46.53 41 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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