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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 20 countries was 73.94 percent. The highest value was in Paraguay: 84.08 percent and the lowest value was in Puerto Rico: 50.89 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
Paraguay 84.08 1 1990 - 2022
Nicaragua 83.13 2 1990 - 2022
Guatemala 80.46 3 1990 - 2022
Peru 79.25 4 1990 - 2022
Bolivia 78.64 5 1990 - 2022
Ecuador 78.07 6 1990 - 2022
Colombia 77.55 7 1990 - 2022
Mexico 76.71 8 1990 - 2022
Honduras 75.93 9 1990 - 2022
Panama 75.8 10 1990 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 75.45 11 1990 - 2022
Costa Rica 73.52 12 1990 - 2022
El Salvador 73.25 13 1990 - 2022
Brazil 72.39 14 1990 - 2022
Argentina 70.87 15 1990 - 2022
Uruguay 70.48 16 1990 - 2022
Haiti 69.03 17 1990 - 2022
Chile 68.33 18 1990 - 2022
Venezuela 64.92 19 1990 - 2022
Puerto Rico 50.89 20 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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