Australia 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.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 68.29%, a 2.09% increase from 2020.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 66.19%, a 1.93% decline from 2019.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 68.12%, a 0.28% increase from 2018.
  • Australia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 67.85%, a 0.95% increase 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%
Australia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 68.29% 2.09%
2020 66.19% -1.93%
2019 68.12% 0.28%
2018 67.85% 0.95%
2017 66.90% 0.10%
2016 66.79% -0.47%
2015 67.26% 0.71%
2014 66.55% -0.27%
2013 66.82% -0.69%
2012 67.50% -0.62%
2011 68.12% -0.30%
2010 68.42% -0.67%
2009 69.09% -1.63%
2008 70.72% -0.01%
2007 70.73% -0.04%
2006 70.77% -0.03%
2005 70.81% 0.67%
2004 70.13% -0.09%
2003 70.22% 0.25%
2002 69.97% -0.71%
2001 70.69% 0.49%
2000 70.19% 0.28%
1999 69.92% 0.06%
1998 69.86% -0.18%
1997 70.04% -1.61%
1996 71.65% 0.02%
1995 71.63% 1.06%
1994 70.57% 1.85%
1993 68.73% -0.65%
1992 69.38% -0.28%
1991 69.66% -2.44%
1990 72.09% -2.44%