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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 19 countries was 72.4 percent. The highest value was in Nicaragua: 83.13 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
Nicaragua 83.13 1 1990 - 2022
Guatemala 80.46 2 1990 - 2022
Belize 79.46 3 1990 - 2022
Bahamas 78.11 4 1990 - 2022
Mexico 76.71 5 1990 - 2022
Honduras 75.93 6 1990 - 2022
Panama 75.8 7 1990 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 75.45 8 1990 - 2022
Jamaica 74.33 9 1990 - 2022
Costa Rica 73.52 10 1990 - 2022
Saint Lucia 73.4 11 1990 - 2022
El Salvador 73.25 12 1990 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 72.88 13 1990 - 2022
Canada 69.62 14 1990 - 2022
Haiti 69.03 15 1990 - 2022
USA 67.04 16 1990 - 2022
Barbados 64.07 17 1990 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 62.54 18 1990 - 2022
Puerto Rico 50.89 19 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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