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Labor > Labor participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15+: Countries Compared

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Burundi 89.4% 2008
2 Tanzania 88.4% 2008
3 Madagascar 86.3% 2008
4 Mozambique 85.9% 2008
5 Rwanda 85.7% 2008
6 Uganda 84.5% 2008
=7 Ethiopia 84.2% 2008
=7 Burkina Faso 84.2% 2008
9 Guinea 84.1% 2008
10 Qatar 83.8% 2008
11 Vanuatu 83.5% 2008
12 Kenya 81.9% 2008
13 Comoros 79.3% 2008
14 Central African Republic 78.7% 2008
15 Cambodia 78.5% 2008
16 Iceland 78.4% 2008
17 Laos 78.2% 2008
18 The Gambia 77.8% 2008
19 United Arab Emirates 77.6% 2008
20 Malawi 76.8% 2008
21 Senegal 76.4% 2008
22 Botswana 76.3% 2008
23 Gabon 75% 2008
24 Ghana 74.4% 2008
25 Togo 74.3% 2008
26 Burma 74.2% 2008
27 China 73.8% 2008
28 Lesotho 73.7% 2008
29 The Bahamas 73.4% 2008
30 Thailand 73.2% 2008
31 Benin 72.8% 2008
32 Congo, Republic of the 72.5% 2008
33 Papua New Guinea 72.4% 2008
34 Mongolia 72.3% 2008
35 Vietnam 72% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 71.96% 2008
36 Bolivia 71.9% 2008
37 Paraguay 71.8% 2008
38 Barbados 71.6% 2008
39 Nepal 71.5% 2008
=40 Eritrea 71.4% 2008
=40 Guinea-Bissau 71.4% 2008
42 Liberia 71.1% 2008
43 East Timor 70.9% 2008
=44 Chad 70.8% 2008
=44 Kazakhstan 70.8% 2008
46 Brazil 70.7% 2008
47 Bangladesh 70.6% 2008
48 Democratic Republic of the Congo 70.5% 2008
49 Somalia 70.3% 2008
50 Haiti 70.1% 2008
51 Djibouti 70% 2008
52 Mauritania 69.9% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 69.17% 2008
53 Zambia 69.1% 2008
=54 Norway 68.4% 2008
=54 Kuwait 68.4% 2008
=56 Indonesia 68.3% 2008
=56 New Zealand 68.3% 2008
58 Switzerland 67.9% 2008
59 Kyrgyzstan 67.6% 2008
60 Brunei 67.4% 2008
=61 Canada 67.3% 2008
=61 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 67.3% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 67.29% 2008
=63 Turkmenistan 67% 2008
=63 Guatemala 67% 2008
65 Cameroon 66.9% 2008
66 Panama 66.8% 2008
67 Cote d'Ivoire 66.7% 2008
=68 Sierra Leone 66.6% 2008
=68 Peru 66.6% 2008
70 Zimbabwe 66.3% 2008
71 Netherlands 66.2% 2008
72 Denmark 66.1% 2008
=73 Tajikistan 65.8% 2008
=73 Cape Verde 65.8% 2008
75 Armenia 65.6% 2008
=76 Maldives 65.4% 2008
=76 Jamaica 65.4% 2008
=76 United States 65.4% 2008
79 Australia 65.3% 2008
=80 Dominican Republic 65.2% 2008
=80 Venezuela 65.2% 2008
=80 Trinidad and Tobago 65.2% 2008
failed states average (profile) 65.15% 2008
=83 Sweden 65.1% 2008
=83 Singapore 65.1% 2008
85 Equatorial Guinea 64.9% 2008
86 Guam 64.3% 2008
=87 Uzbekistan 64.2% 2008
=87 Tonga 64.2% 2008
=89 Argentina 64.1% 2008
=89 Guyana 64.1% 2008
=91 Bahrain 63.9% 2008
=91 Uruguay 63.9% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 63.88% 2008
=93 Belize 63.8% 2008
=93 Philippines 63.8% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 63.78% 2008
95 Georgia 63.7% 2008
96 Costa Rica 63.5% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 63.41% 2008
=97 Swaziland 63.4% 2008
=97 Azerbaijan 63.4% 2008
99 Ireland 63.2% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 63.08% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 62.83% 2008
100 Russia 62.8% 2008
=101 Portugal 62.6% 2008
=101 Saint Lucia 62.6% 2008
=101 Nicaragua 62.6% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 62.55% 2008
=104 United Kingdom 62.2% 2008
=104 Latvia 62.2% 2008
=106 Ecuador 62.1% 2008
=106 Cyprus 62.1% 2008
=106 Niger 62.1% 2008
=109 Malaysia 62% 2008
=109 Honduras 62% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 61.96% 2008
111 Mexico 61.9% 2008
112 Netherlands Antilles 61.7% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 61.6% 2008
=113 Finland 61.5% 2008
=113 Estonia 61.5% 2008
115 Bosnia and Herzegovina 61.1% 2008
116 Bhutan 60.9% 2008
117 El Salvador 60.8% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 60.73% 2008
118 Austria 60.7% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 60.52% 2008
119 Japan 60.5% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 60.46% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 60.15% 2008
120 Virgin Islands 60.1% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 60.09% 2008
=121 Belarus 59.8% 2008
=121 Germany 59.8% 2008
=123 Afghanistan 59.7% 2008
=123 Israel 59.7% 2008
=123 Sao Tome and Principe 59.7% 2008
126 Chile 59.5% 2008
Europe average (profile) 59.46% 2008
=127 Slovenia 59.4% 2008
=127 Albania 59.4% 2008
129 Slovakia 59.3% 2008
130 Fiji 59% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 58.91% 2008
131 Mauritius 58.7% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 58.65% 2008
132 Spain 58.6% 2008
=133 Colombia 58.5% 2008
=133 Czech Republic 58.5% 2008
135 Algeria 58.3% 2008
European Union average (profile) 58.29% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 58.12% 2008
136 Ukraine 58% 2008
137 Samoa 57.9% 2008
138 India 57.8% 2008
139 European Union 57.53% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 57.44% 2008
140 French Polynesia 57.3% 2008
141 New Caledonia 57.2% 2008
142 Namibia 57% 2008
143 Lithuania 56.7% 2008
144 France 56.3% 2008
145 Nigeria 56.1% 2008
=146 Oman 55.6% 2008
=146 Bulgaria 55.6% 2008
148 Cuba 55.4% 2008
149 South Africa 55.3% 2008
150 Luxembourg 55% 2008
=151 Saudi Arabia 54.6% 2008
=151 Romania 54.6% 2008
=151 Poland 54.6% 2008
154 Sri Lanka 54.3% 2008
155 Greece 54% 2008
156 Belgium 53.7% 2008
157 Pakistan 53.6% 2008
158 Croatia 53.1% 2008
=159 Morocco 52.4% 2008
=159 Sudan 52.4% 2008
161 Libya 52.2% 2008
=162 Suriname 51.8% 2008
=162 Mali 51.8% 2008
164 Syria 50.6% 2008
165 Malta 50.5% 2008
166 Hungary 50% 2008
167 Jordan 49.8% 2008
=168 Moldova 49.1% 2008
=168 Italy 49.1% 2008
170 Tunisia 48.1% 2008
171 Turkey 47.9% 2008
172 Puerto Rico 46.5% 2008
173 Lebanon 45.2% 2008
174 Iraq 41.4% 2008
175 Solomon Islands 36.4% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Labor participation rate > Total > % of total population ages 15+. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Labor-participation-rate/Total/%-of-total-population-ages-15+

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