UAE Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2022

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.
  • UAE labor force participation rate for 2021 was 48.19%, a 2.15% increase from 2020.
  • UAE labor force participation rate for 2020 was 46.04%, a 4.47% decline from 2019.
  • UAE labor force participation rate for 2019 was 50.51%, a 0.17% decline from 2018.
  • UAE labor force participation rate for 2018 was 50.69%, a 2.02% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Netherlands 78.66%
Iceland 70.99%
Qatar 68.71%
Australia 68.29%
Switzerland 64.61%
New Zealand 63.20%
Canada 62.74%
Norway 61.23%
Denmark 59.86%
Austria 56.36%
United Kingdom 56.27%
Germany 55.34%
Sweden 54.01%
Finland 52.45%
Malta 51.73%
Bahamas 50.89%
United States 50.49%
Channel Islands 48.71%
Japan 48.31%
UAE 48.19%
Ireland 47.05%
Uruguay 46.00%
Macao 44.89%
Israel 44.81%
Guam 44.06%
New Caledonia 43.03%
Panama 42.99%
Barbados 42.47%
Estonia 41.25%
Bahrain 40.75%
Cyprus 40.31%
Trinidad and Tobago 39.86%
Hong Kong 39.20%
Brunei 39.18%
Singapore 39.14%
Argentina 38.71%
France 38.62%
French Polynesia 38.03%
Luxembourg 37.21%
Oman 36.20%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 35.17%
Lithuania 34.48%
Croatia 34.11%
Latvia 31.72%
Hungary 31.70%
Spain 31.36%
Poland 30.83%
Portugal 30.20%
Slovenia 29.99%
Belgium 29.45%
South Korea 28.23%
Czech Republic 26.82%
Slovak Republic 26.00%
Chile 25.60%
Kuwait 25.55%
Italy 24.76%
Saudi Arabia 23.33%
Puerto Rico 21.40%
Greece 20.22%
UAE Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 48.19% 2.15%
2020 46.04% -4.47%
2019 50.51% -0.17%
2018 50.69% -2.02%
2017 52.70% 0.47%
2016 52.24% 0.53%
2015 51.71% 0.10%
2014 51.61% 0.14%
2013 51.47% 0.21%
2012 51.26% 0.29%
2011 50.97% 0.34%
2010 50.63% -0.10%
2009 50.73% -0.06%
2008 50.78% 0.08%
2007 50.70% 0.33%
2006 50.37% 0.67%
2005 49.70% -0.25%
2004 49.95% -0.15%
2003 50.10% 0.05%
2002 50.04% 0.32%
2001 49.72% 0.62%
2000 49.10% -0.01%
1999 49.11% 0.06%
1998 49.05% 0.20%
1997 48.85% 0.36%
1996 48.49% 0.48%
1995 48.01% -0.78%
1994 48.78% -0.67%
1993 49.45% -0.03%
1992 49.48% 0.22%
1991 49.26% 0.81%
1990 48.45% 0.81%