Pakistan - 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 Pakistan was 18.27 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 46 years was 20.65 in 2015, while its lowest value was 5.92 in 1976.

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
1972 9.15
1976 5.92
1977 5.92
1978 6.07
1979 6.06
1980 6.03
1981 12.47
1982 12.38
1983 11.29
1984 11.22
1985 8.59
1986 8.62
1988 10.49
1989 10.40
1990 10.48
1991 13.55
1992 13.56
1993 12.94
1994 12.95
1995 10.59
1997 13.97
1998 14.25
2000 10.22
2002 14.79
2004 16.09
2006 16.93
2007 16.89
2008 17.36
2009 18.42
2010 19.05
2011 19.07
2013 19.50
2014 19.97
2015 20.65
2018 18.27

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 Pakistan was 20.80 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 20.80 in 2019, while its lowest value was 10.32 in 2000.

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 13.72
1991 13.52
1992 13.52
1993 12.96
1994 12.97
1995 10.56
1996 12.17
1997 14.01
1998 14.27
1999 12.05
2000 10.32
2001 12.26
2002 14.75
2003 15.40
2004 16.08
2005 16.50
2006 16.94
2007 16.92
2008 17.40
2009 18.49
2010 19.17
2011 19.15
2012 19.37
2013 19.61
2014 20.06
2015 20.76
2016 20.54
2017 20.33
2018 20.58
2019 20.80

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

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, male (%) (national estimate) in Pakistan was 61.29 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 46 years was 78.75 in 1972, while its lowest value was 28.30 in 1989.

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
1972 78.75
1976 74.79
1977 74.98
1978 74.84
1979 74.84
1980 74.85
1981 76.69
1982 76.59
1983 75.06
1984 75.09
1985 75.56
1986 74.16
1988 71.38
1989 28.30
1990 71.37
1991 68.68
1992 68.66
1993 65.95
1994 65.35
1995 65.26
1997 66.01
1998 65.18
2000 69.34
2002 70.18
2004 70.45
2006 66.80
2007 64.83
2008 62.89
2009 62.14
2010 62.09
2011 60.57
2013 61.89
2014 59.70
2015 59.76
2018 61.29

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 Pakistan was 61.49 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 71.04 in 2004, while its lowest value was 61.49 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 70.49
1991 70.29
1992 70.18
1993 67.26
1994 67.20
1995 66.75
1996 67.10
1997 67.46
1998 67.09
1999 68.79
2000 70.46
2001 70.68
2002 70.85
2003 70.93
2004 71.04
2005 69.41
2006 67.76
2007 66.07
2008 64.48
2009 64.05
2010 63.77
2011 62.25
2012 62.95
2013 63.61
2014 61.66
2015 61.89
2016 61.86
2017 61.89
2018 61.72
2019 61.49

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

Labor force participation rate for ages 15-24, total (%) (national estimate) in Pakistan was 40.04 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 46 years was 46.16 in 1972, while its lowest value was 17.90 in 1989.

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
1972 46.16
1976 42.42
1977 42.50
1978 42.50
1979 42.50
1980 42.49
1981 45.76
1982 45.70
1983 44.75
1984 44.73
1985 43.08
1986 42.42
1988 41.87
1989 17.90
1990 41.86
1991 41.76
1992 41.75
1993 40.30
1994 39.51
1995 39.06
1997 41.19
1998 40.26
2000 40.54
2002 43.42
2004 43.58
2006 42.35
2007 41.27
2008 40.73
2009 41.08
2010 41.58
2011 40.25
2013 41.40
2014 40.05
2015 40.29
2018 40.04

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 Pakistan was 41.88 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 44.32 in 2004, while its lowest value was 39.48 in 1995.

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 42.92
1991 42.73
1992 42.67
1993 40.90
1994 40.88
1995 39.48
1996 40.44
1997 41.51
1998 41.45
1999 41.24
2000 41.26
2001 42.30
2002 43.59
2003 43.94
2004 44.32
2005 43.68
2006 43.02
2007 42.13
2008 41.53
2009 41.83
2010 42.02
2011 41.25
2012 41.73
2013 42.20
2014 41.45
2015 41.94
2016 41.84
2017 41.79
2018 41.86
2019 41.88

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 Pakistan was 25.42 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 25.42 in 2019, while its lowest value was 12.86 in 1995.

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 14.41
1991 14.27
1992 14.27
1993 14.60
1994 15.10
1995 12.86
1996 13.95
1997 15.15
1998 15.44
1999 15.81
2000 16.45
2001 16.35
2002 16.50
2003 17.45
2004 18.44
2005 19.03
2006 19.68
2007 20.04
2008 20.55
2009 21.72
2010 22.84
2011 23.22
2012 23.45
2013 23.69
2014 24.14
2015 25.19
2016 25.08
2017 24.96
2018 25.19
2019 25.42

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 Pakistan was 84.54 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 86.90 in 1990, while its lowest value was 82.93 in 2011.

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 86.90
1991 86.86
1992 86.84
1993 85.68
1994 85.86
1995 85.61
1996 85.73
1997 85.84
1998 85.50
1999 85.87
2000 86.22
2001 86.13
2002 86.02
2003 86.08
2004 86.14
2005 85.00
2006 83.78
2007 83.69
2008 83.20
2009 83.30
2010 83.17
2011 82.93
2012 83.38
2013 83.82
2014 83.31
2015 84.11
2016 84.25
2017 84.41
2018 84.49
2019 84.54

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 Pakistan was 55.65 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 55.65 in 2019, while its lowest value was 50.47 in 1995.

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 52.08
1991 51.94
1992 51.89
1993 51.41
1994 51.71
1995 50.47
1996 51.03
1997 51.64
1998 51.57
1999 51.91
2000 52.38
2001 52.26
2002 52.25
2003 52.72
2004 53.21
2005 52.89
2006 52.54
2007 52.64
2008 52.61
2009 53.20
2010 53.67
2011 53.72
2012 54.05
2013 54.39
2014 54.35
2015 55.28
2016 55.30
2017 55.33
2018 55.50
2019 55.65

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 Pakistan was 21.86 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 24.22 in 2015, while its lowest value was 5.44 in 1972.

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
1961 6.14
1972 5.44
1976 7.08
1977 7.08
1978 7.04
1979 7.05
1980 7.04
1981 12.58
1982 12.58
1983 11.32
1984 11.29
1985 9.16
1986 9.60
1988 11.31
1989 23.10
1990 11.31
1991 13.96
1992 13.96
1993 14.32
1994 14.73
1995 12.67
1997 14.97
1998 15.27
2000 16.26
2002 16.24
2004 17.96
2006 19.08
2007 19.47
2008 19.98
2009 21.05
2010 22.07
2011 22.38
2013 22.88
2014 23.22
2015 24.22
2018 21.86

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 Pakistan was 24.10 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 24.10 in 2019, while its lowest value was 12.51 in 1995.

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 13.96
1991 13.83
1992 13.82
1993 14.19
1994 14.57
1995 12.51
1996 13.61
1997 14.84
1998 15.17
1999 15.49
2000 16.06
2001 15.95
2002 16.08
2003 16.95
2004 17.87
2005 18.37
2006 18.92
2007 19.21
2008 19.67
2009 20.74
2010 21.74
2011 22.09
2012 22.35
2013 22.62
2014 22.96
2015 23.92
2016 23.81
2017 23.70
2018 23.90
2019 24.10

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

Ratio of female to male labor force participation rate (%) (national estimate) in Pakistan was 27.21 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 44.34 in 1989, while its lowest value was 8.07 in 1978.

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
1961 11.17
1972 10.47
1976 8.12
1977 8.13
1978 8.07
1979 8.09
1980 8.07
1981 14.53
1982 14.53
1983 13.30
1984 13.26
1985 10.52
1986 11.25
1988 13.32
1989 44.34
1990 13.32
1991 16.71
1992 16.71
1993 17.41
1994 17.84
1995 15.40
1997 18.02
1998 18.52
2000 19.55
2002 19.63
2004 21.71
2006 23.83
2007 24.36
2008 25.17
2009 26.65
2010 28.01
2011 28.47
2013 28.88
2014 29.52
2015 30.38
2018 27.21

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 Pakistan was 29.57 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 29.57 in 2019, while its lowest value was 15.03 in 1995.

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 16.55
1991 16.40
1992 16.40
1993 17.09
1994 17.48
1995 15.03
1996 16.33
1997 17.78
1998 18.25
1999 18.56
2000 19.18
2001 19.10
2002 19.32
2003 20.33
2004 21.40
2005 22.32
2006 23.36
2007 23.79
2008 24.50
2009 25.85
2010 27.15
2011 27.70
2012 27.86
2013 28.04
2014 28.65
2015 29.47
2016 29.30
2017 29.11
2018 29.34
2019 29.57

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 Pakistan was 80.35 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 87.20 in 1980, while its lowest value was 51.95 in 1972.

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
1961 54.99
1972 51.95
1976 87.14
1977 87.13
1978 87.20
1979 87.16
1980 87.20
1981 86.59
1982 86.56
1983 85.13
1984 85.14
1985 87.08
1986 85.35
1988 84.89
1989 52.10
1990 84.89
1991 83.53
1992 83.53
1993 82.27
1994 82.59
1995 82.29
1997 83.06
1998 82.47
2000 83.17
2002 82.73
2004 82.72
2006 80.09
2007 79.93
2008 79.38
2009 78.99
2010 78.79
2011 78.63
2013 79.25
2014 78.66
2015 79.73
2018 80.35

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 Pakistan was 81.49 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 84.37 in 1990, while its lowest value was 79.75 in 2011.

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 84.37
1991 84.32
1992 84.30
1993 83.01
1994 83.38
1995 83.20
1996 83.34
1997 83.47
1998 83.15
1999 83.45
2000 83.73
2001 83.50
2002 83.26
2003 83.38
2004 83.49
2005 82.28
2006 80.97
2007 80.73
2008 80.31
2009 80.23
2010 80.05
2011 79.75
2012 80.21
2013 80.67
2014 80.13
2015 81.16
2016 81.27
2017 81.40
2018 81.46
2019 81.49

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 Pakistan was 50.99 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 57 years was 52.03 in 2015, while its lowest value was 29.96 in 1972.

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
1961 32.36
1972 29.96
1976 49.30
1977 49.30
1978 49.30
1979 49.30
1980 49.30
1981 51.19
1982 51.20
1983 49.72
1984 49.71
1985 49.45
1986 48.89
1988 49.34
1989 32.20
1990 49.35
1991 49.68
1992 49.68
1993 49.20
1994 49.15
1995 48.36
1997 50.12
1998 49.95
2000 50.41
2002 50.45
2004 50.73
2006 50.03
2007 50.05
2008 50.08
2009 50.54
2010 51.00
2011 50.77
2013 51.45
2014 51.00
2015 52.03
2018 50.99

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 Pakistan was 53.43 as of 2019. Its highest value over the past 29 years was 53.43 in 2019, while its lowest value was 49.19 in 1995.

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 50.69
1991 50.57
1992 50.51
1993 49.97
1994 50.31
1995 49.19
1996 49.76
1997 50.39
1998 50.35
1999 50.62
2000 51.01
2001 50.81
2002 50.72
2003 51.17
2004 51.64
2005 51.23
2006 50.79
2007 50.77
2008 50.74
2009 51.20
2010 51.56
2011 51.57
2012 51.93
2013 52.28
2014 52.17
2015 53.16
2016 53.16
2017 53.18
2018 53.31
2019 53.43

Classification

Topic: Labor & Social Protection Indicators

Sub-Topic: Labor force structure