Ghana - Labor force participation rate

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female (%) (national estimate)

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female (%) (national estimate) in Ghana was 32.57 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 65.81 in 1998, while its lowest value was 32.57 in 2017.

Definition: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in December 2019.

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Year Value
1960 52.96
1970 50.27
1989 46.00
1992 53.10
1998 65.81
1999 65.80
2000 54.65
2006 41.60
2010 45.91
2013 52.20
2015 40.90
2017 32.57

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female (%) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, female (%) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 38.77 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 56.44 in 1990, while its lowest value was 38.77 in 2019.

Definition: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 56.44
1991 56.28
1992 56.09
1993 55.86
1994 55.61
1995 55.34
1996 55.17
1997 54.99
1998 54.78
1999 54.54
2000 54.28
2001 52.31
2002 50.36
2003 48.43
2004 46.51
2005 44.60
2006 42.71
2007 42.38
2008 42.02
2009 41.64
2010 41.24
2011 40.84
2012 40.43
2013 40.03
2014 39.64
2015 39.28
2016 39.22
2017 39.16
2018 38.98
2019 38.77

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male (%) (national estimate)

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male (%) (national estimate) in Ghana was 31.23 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 75.72 in 1960, while its lowest value was 31.23 in 2017.

Definition: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in December 2019.

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Year Value
1960 75.72
1970 59.78
1989 36.90
1992 40.30
1998 70.99
1999 71.00
2000 52.91
2006 41.76
2010 43.26
2013 55.77
2015 46.51
2017 31.23

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male (%) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male (%) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 44.45 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 57.66 in 1990, while its lowest value was 43.65 in 2006.

Definition: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 57.66
1991 57.34
1992 56.92
1993 56.44
1994 55.92
1995 55.38
1996 55.05
1997 54.71
1998 54.34
1999 53.91
2000 53.43
2001 51.80
2002 50.17
2003 48.53
2004 46.89
2005 45.26
2006 43.65
2007 43.81
2008 43.95
2009 44.08
2010 44.22
2011 44.40
2012 44.58
2013 44.77
2014 44.96
2015 45.15
2016 45.01
2017 44.81
2018 44.65
2019 44.45

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total (%) (national estimate)

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total (%) (national estimate) in Ghana was 31.90 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 68.14 in 1998, while its lowest value was 31.90 in 2017.

Definition: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in December 2019.

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Year Value
1960 63.89
1970 54.87
1989 41.70
1992 46.70
1998 68.14
1999 68.10
2000 53.79
2006 41.68
2010 44.61
2013 53.91
2015 43.43
2017 31.90

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total (%) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total (%) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 41.67 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 57.06 in 1990, while its lowest value was 41.67 in 2019.

Definition: Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24 is the proportion of the population ages 15-24 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 57.06
1991 56.82
1992 56.51
1993 56.15
1994 55.77
1995 55.36
1996 55.11
1997 54.85
1998 54.55
1999 54.22
2000 53.85
2001 52.05
2002 50.26
2003 48.48
2004 46.70
2005 44.93
2006 43.18
2007 43.09
2008 42.99
2009 42.86
2010 42.74
2011 42.64
2012 42.53
2013 42.44
2014 42.35
2015 42.28
2016 42.18
2017 42.04
2018 41.87
2019 41.67

Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 65.15 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 73.90 in 2000, while its lowest value was 65.01 in 2015.

Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 72.71
1991 72.80
1992 72.92
1993 73.05
1994 73.19
1995 73.34
1996 73.45
1997 73.56
1998 73.66
1999 73.78
2000 73.90
2001 73.26
2002 72.62
2003 72.01
2004 71.41
2005 70.84
2006 70.29
2007 69.80
2008 69.29
2009 68.77
2010 68.22
2011 67.64
2012 67.03
2013 66.38
2014 65.71
2015 65.01
2016 65.18
2017 65.37
2018 65.27
2019 65.15

Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 72.84 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 78.87 in 1990, while its lowest value was 72.82 in 2017.

Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 78.87
1991 78.72
1992 78.56
1993 78.36
1994 78.16
1995 77.93
1996 77.80
1997 77.67
1998 77.51
1999 77.32
2000 77.12
2001 76.61
2002 76.09
2003 75.57
2004 75.05
2005 74.52
2006 74.01
2007 73.89
2008 73.74
2009 73.58
2010 73.41
2011 73.30
2012 73.19
2013 73.08
2014 72.97
2015 72.86
2016 72.89
2017 72.82
2018 72.84
2019 72.84

Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15-64) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 68.95 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 75.85 in 1990, while its lowest value was 68.87 in 2015.

Definition: Labor force participation rate is the proportion of the population ages 15-64 that is economically active: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period.

Source: International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 75.85
1991 75.81
1992 75.77
1993 75.73
1994 75.70
1995 75.65
1996 75.64
1997 75.62
1998 75.60
1999 75.56
2000 75.52
2001 74.94
2002 74.36
2003 73.78
2004 73.22
2005 72.66
2006 72.12
2007 71.81
2008 71.47
2009 71.12
2010 70.75
2011 70.41
2012 70.04
2013 69.66
2014 69.27
2015 68.87
2016 68.97
2017 69.04
2018 69.00
2019 68.95

Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+) (national estimate)

Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+) (national estimate) in Ghana was 55.30 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 78.70 in 1999, while its lowest value was 45.82 in 1984.

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, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in December 2019.

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Year Value
1960 56.67
1970 63.56
1984 45.82
1989 61.40
1992 77.80
1998 78.70
1999 78.70
2000 72.70
2006 68.87
2010 69.64
2013 73.71
2015 65.52
2017 55.30

Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate, female (% of female population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 63.51 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 72.73 in 2000, while its lowest value was 63.38 in 2015.

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, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 71.58
1991 71.66
1992 71.77
1993 71.90
1994 72.03
1995 72.18
1996 72.28
1997 72.38
1998 72.49
1999 72.60
2000 72.73
2001 72.03
2002 71.34
2003 70.66
2004 70.01
2005 69.39
2006 68.78
2007 68.24
2008 67.69
2009 67.13
2010 66.55
2011 65.98
2012 65.37
2013 64.73
2014 64.06
2015 63.38
2016 63.55
2017 63.73
2018 63.63
2019 63.51

Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate (%) (national estimate)

Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate (%) (national estimate) in Ghana was 93.99 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 104.43 in 1992, while its lowest value was 63.68 in 1960.

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. Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate is calculated by dividing female labor force participation rate by male labor force participation rate and multiplying by 100.

Source: Derived using data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Labor data retrieved in December 2019.

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Year Value
1960 63.68
1970 76.13
1984 101.98
1989 92.19
1992 104.43
1998 96.68
1999 96.68
2000 94.76
2006 95.01
2010 95.66
2013 93.35
2015 88.47
2017 93.99

Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate (%) (modeled ILO estimate)

Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate (%) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 88.86 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 94.94 in 2000, while its lowest value was 88.60 in 2015.

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. Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate is calculated by dividing female labor force participation rate by male labor force participation rate and multiplying by 100.

Source: Derived using data from International Labour Organization, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 91.21
1991 91.52
1992 91.87
1993 92.29
1994 92.72
1995 93.18
1996 93.49
1997 93.79
1998 94.14
1999 94.52
2000 94.94
2001 94.67
2002 94.41
2003 94.18
2004 93.99
2005 93.82
2006 93.66
2007 93.18
2008 92.72
2009 92.25
2010 91.77
2011 91.23
2012 90.64
2013 90.00
2014 89.32
2015 88.60
2016 88.82
2017 89.18
2018 89.02
2019 88.86

Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+) (national estimate)

Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+) (national estimate) in Ghana was 58.84 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 88.99 in 1960, while its lowest value was 44.93 in 1984.

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, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in December 2019.

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Year Value
1960 88.99
1970 83.49
1984 44.93
1989 66.60
1992 74.50
1998 81.40
1999 81.40
2000 76.72
2006 72.49
2010 72.80
2013 78.96
2015 74.06
2017 58.84

Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate, male (% of male population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 71.47 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 78.47 in 1990, while its lowest value was 71.46 in 2017.

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, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

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Year Value
1990 78.47
1991 78.30
1992 78.12
1993 77.90
1994 77.69
1995 77.46
1996 77.32
1997 77.17
1998 77.00
1999 76.81
2000 76.61
2001 76.09
2002 75.56
2003 75.03
2004 74.49
2005 73.96
2006 73.44
2007 73.23
2008 73.01
2009 72.77
2010 72.52
2011 72.32
2012 72.12
2013 71.92
2014 71.72
2015 71.53
2016 71.55
2017 71.46
2018 71.48
2019 71.47

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

Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+) (national estimate) in Ghana was 56.96 as of 2017. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 79.94 in 1998, while its lowest value was 45.38 in 1984.

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, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in December 2019.

See also:

Year Value
1960 73.00
1970 73.33
1984 45.38
1989 63.80
1992 76.50
1998 79.94
1999 79.90
2000 74.67
2006 70.57
2010 71.14
2013 76.13
2015 69.25
2017 56.96

Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate)

Labor force participation rate, total (% of total population ages 15+) (modeled ILO estimate) in Ghana was 67.42 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 75.07 in 1990, while its lowest value was 67.37 in 2015.

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, ILOSTAT database. Data retrieved in September 2019.

See also:

Year Value
1990 75.07
1991 75.02
1992 74.98
1993 74.92
1994 74.88
1995 74.83
1996 74.81
1997 74.79
1998 74.76
1999 74.72
2000 74.67
2001 74.06
2002 73.44
2003 72.83
2004 72.23
2005 71.64
2006 71.06
2007 70.68
2008 70.28
2009 69.87
2010 69.44
2011 69.06
2012 68.65
2013 68.23
2014 67.80
2015 67.37
2016 67.47
2017 67.53
2018 67.48
2019 67.42

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure