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Male labor force participation rate, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 46 countries was 69.38 percent. The highest value was in Madagascar: 87.53 percent and the lowest value was in Somalia: 46.84 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
Madagascar 87.53 1 1990 - 2022
Ethiopia 86.09 2 1990 - 2022
Tanzania 86.06 3 1990 - 2022
Eritrea 84.2 4 1990 - 2022
Niger 83.72 5 1990 - 2022
Liberia 80.65 6 1990 - 2022
Mali 80.57 7 1990 - 2022
Angola 78.64 8 1990 - 2022
Mozambique 78.52 9 1990 - 2022
Burundi 77.47 10 1990 - 2022
C.A. Republic 77.35 11 1990 - 2022
Cameroon 75.77 12 1990 - 2022
Kenya 75.63 13 1990 - 2022
Burkina Faso 72.94 14 1990 - 2022
Ivory Coast 72.62 15 1990 - 2022
Malawi 72.59 16 1990 - 2022
Ghana 72.28 17 1990 - 2022
Uganda 71.79 18 1990 - 2022
Zimbabwe 71.55 19 1990 - 2022
Mauritius 71.47 20 1990 - 2022
Lesotho 71.38 21 1990 - 2022
Chad 70.62 22 1990 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 69.77 23 1990 - 2022
Botswana 69.66 24 1990 - 2022
DR Congo 69.12 25 1990 - 2022
Benin 68.75 26 1990 - 2022
Sudan 68.38 27 1990 - 2022
R. of Congo 68.05 28 1990 - 2022
Zambia 67.56 29 1990 - 2022
Gambia 65.38 30 1990 - 2022
Nigeria 65.06 31 1990 - 2022
Senegal 64.75 32 1990 - 2022
Guinea 63.66 33 1990 - 2022
G.-Bissau 62.87 34 1990 - 2022
Rwanda 62.67 35 1990 - 2022
South Africa 62.46 36 1990 - 2022
Namibia 62.13 37 1990 - 2022
Cape Verde 61.89 38 1990 - 2022
Togo 59.33 39 1990 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 57.89 40 1990 - 2022
Mauritania 56.34 41 1990 - 2022
Sierra Leone 55.43 42 1990 - 2022
Gabon 55.22 43 1990 - 2022
Comoros 54.74 44 1990 - 2022
Swaziland 53.89 45 1990 - 2022
Somalia 46.84 46 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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