Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+) (national estimate) - Country Ranking

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.

Source: International Labour Organization, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Burkina Faso 87.30 2007
2 Qatar 87.20 2013
3 Madagascar 87.00 2012
4 Uganda 85.90 2013
5 Ethiopia 83.60 2013
6 Cayman Islands 83.10 2013
7 Cambodia 83.00 2013
8 Nepal 81.10 2013
9 Belarus 80.80 2013
9 Togo 80.80 2006
9 Iceland 80.80 2014
12 Mozambique 79.80 2012
13 Ghana 79.60 2013
14 Tanzania 78.00 2013
15 Central African Republic 77.70 1988
16 Vietnam 77.60 2014
17 Iraq 77.00 2011
18 Kuwait 75.90 2011
19 Nicaragua 75.70 2013
20 Benin 75.30 2010
21 Malawi 74.70 2013
22 Zambia 74.40 2012
23 Guinea 73.90 2012
24 Rwanda 73.60 2012
25 Dem. Rep. Congo 73.20 2005
26 The Gambia 72.80 2012
26 Nigeria 72.80 2011
28 The Bahamas 72.70 2013
28 Macao SAR, China 72.70 2013
30 Papua New Guinea 72.50 2000
31 United Arab Emirates 72.40 2009
32 Chad 72.30 1993
33 Bolivia 72.20 2011
34 Sweden 72.00 2014
35 Antigua and Barbuda 71.70 2001
35 Equatorial Guinea 71.70 1994
37 Kazakhstan 71.30 2013
38 Côte d'Ivoire 71.10 2012
39 Namibia 71.00 2013
39 Bahrain 71.00 2011
41 China 70.70 2013
42 Burundi 70.00 2008
42 Thailand 70.00 2014
44 Colombia 69.40 2014
45 St. Lucia 69.20 2013
46 New Zealand 69.00 2014
46 Cameroon 69.00 2010
48 Russia 68.90 2014
49 St. Kitts and Nevis 68.80 2001
50 Switzerland 68.70 2014
50 Paraguay 68.70 2014
52 Peru 68.60 2014
53 Indonesia 67.90 2014
54 Malaysia 67.50 2014
54 Palau 67.50 2005
56 Belize 67.40 2012
57 New Caledonia 67.30 2009
58 Zimbabwe 66.80 2012
59 Singapore 66.70 2013
59 Barbados 66.70 2013
61 Lao PDR 66.60 2005
62 Georgia 66.20 2013
62 San Marino 66.20 2003
64 Canada 66.00 2014
65 Haiti 65.70 2010
66 Brunei 65.60 2014
67 Mali 65.30 2010
67 Bhutan 65.30 2013
69 Lesotho 65.20 2013
70 Venezuela 65.10 2014
71 Seychelles 65.00 2011
72 Norway 64.90 2014
73 Grenada 64.80 1998
74 Azerbaijan 64.70 2013
74 Australia 64.70 2014
76 Netherlands 64.60 2014
76 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 64.60 2008
78 Philippines 64.40 2014
79 Fiji 64.20 2010
79 Israel 64.20 2014
81 Panama 64.00 2014
82 Kenya 63.90 2005
83 Niger 63.80 2005
84 Cyprus 63.70 2014
84 El Salvador 63.70 2013
86 Uruguay 63.60 2013
87 Armenia 63.40 2013
88 Tajikistan 63.00 2004
89 United States 62.90 2014
89 Solomon Islands 62.90 2009
91 United Kingdom 62.70 2014
91 Jamaica 62.70 2012
93 Costa Rica 62.50 2014
93 Kyrgyz Republic 62.50 2013
95 Ukraine 62.40 2014
95 Korea 62.40 2014
97 Liberia 62.30 2010
98 Denmark 62.20 2014
99 Ecuador 62.10 2013
100 Suriname 62.00 2013
100 Djibouti 62.00 1996
102 Liechtenstein 61.90 2013
102 Mongolia 61.90 2013
104 Trinidad and Tobago 61.30 2013
105 Hong Kong SAR, China 61.20 2013
106 Estonia 61.10 2014
107 Austria 60.70 2014
108 Sierra Leone 60.50 2010
109 Germany 60.40 2014
110 Luxembourg 60.10 2014
110 Guatemala 60.10 2013
112 Ireland 60.00 2014
113 Mexico 59.90 2014
114 Mauritius 59.80 2014
114 Chile 59.80 2014
116 Argentina 59.60 2014
117 Japan 59.50 2014
118 Slovak Republic 59.40 2014
119 Bangladesh 59.30 2010
119 Kiribati 59.30 2010
119 Czech Republic 59.30 2014
119 Latvia 59.30 2014
123 Botswana 59.10 2010
123 Cabo Verde 59.10 2010
125 Spain 58.90 2014
125 Lithuania 58.90 2014
125 Finland 58.90 2014
128 Portugal 58.80 2014
129 Tuvalu 58.20 2005
130 Dominica 57.70 2001
130 Slovenia 57.70 2014
132 Dominican Republic 57.30 2014
133 France 56.20 2014
133 Guyana 56.20 2002
133 Poland 56.20 2014
136 Brazil 56.00 2014
136 Vanuatu 56.00 2010
138 Macedonia 55.90 2014
139 Oman 55.40 2003
140 Senegal 55.00 2011
141 Romania 54.90 2014
142 Cuba 54.60 2013
143 Bulgaria 54.10 2014
144 Saudi Arabia 54.00 2014
145 Malta 53.90 2014
146 Turkmenistan 53.80 1999
147 Hungary 53.70 2014
147 Honduras 53.70 2013
149 Belgium 53.50 2014
150 South Africa 53.30 2014
151 Sri Lanka 53.10 2014
151 Congo 53.10 2012
151 Pakistan 53.10 2013
154 Albania 52.70 2013
155 Montenegro 52.67 2014
156 India 52.50 2014
157 Croatia 52.40 2014
158 Greece 51.80 2014
159 Turkey 50.50 2014
160 Afghanistan 49.80 2011
161 Italy 49.10 2014
162 Gabon 48.70 2010
163 Serbia 48.50 2013
163 Egypt 48.50 2013
165 Sudan 48.00 2009
165 Morocco 48.00 2014
167 Libya 47.80 2012
168 Tunisia 47.40 2013
169 Lebanon 46.10 2009
170 Monaco 45.70 2000
171 Comoros 45.00 1991
172 Mauritania 44.30 2012
173 Bosnia and Herzegovina 43.60 2013
174 Syrian Arab Republic 42.70 2010
175 Timor-Leste 41.80 2010
176 Puerto Rico 41.60 2012
176 Myanmar 41.60 1990
178 Moldova 41.20 2014
179 Algeria 40.70 2014
180 Tonga 40.30 2003
181 Swaziland 40.10 1997
182 Yemen 38.80 2010
183 Iran 37.20 2014
184 Jordan 37.10 2013
185 São Tomé and Principe 35.10 2006
186 Samoa 32.20 2012

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Data are based on national surveys or censuses and may differ from the ILO estimates (SL.TLF.CACT.ZS).