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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 27 countries was 64.91 percent. The highest value was in Malta: 71.38 percent and the lowest value was in Greece: 57.22 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
Malta 71.38 1 1990 - 2022
Cyprus 69.98 2 1990 - 2022
Netherlands 69.86 3 1990 - 2022
Estonia 69.42 4 1990 - 2022
Ireland 68.94 5 1990 - 2022
Lithuania 68.05 6 1990 - 2022
Czechia 68.01 7 1990 - 2022
Sweden 67.78 8 1990 - 2022
Latvia 67.28 9 1990 - 2022
Denmark 67.11 10 1990 - 2022
Hungary 66.98 11 1990 - 2022
Austria 66.65 12 1990 - 2022
Slovakia 66.46 13 1990 - 2022
Poland 66.36 14 1990 - 2022
Germany 65.83 15 1990 - 2022
Luxembourg 65.67 16 1990 - 2022
Finland 62.96 17 1990 - 2022
Slovenia 62.88 18 1990 - 2022
Spain 62.53 19 1990 - 2022
Portugal 62.38 20 1990 - 2022
Bulgaria 62 21 1990 - 2022
Romania 61.94 22 1990 - 2022
France 59.84 23 1990 - 2022
Belgium 59.11 24 1990 - 2022
Croatia 58.25 25 1990 - 2022
Italy 57.62 26 1990 - 2022
Greece 57.22 27 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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