Barbados 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.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2021 was 42.47%, a 1.65% increase from 2020.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2020 was 40.81%, a 3.75% decline from 2019.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2019 was 44.56%, a 0.13% increase from 2018.
  • Barbados labor force participation rate for 2018 was 44.44%, a 2.86% 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%
Barbados Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 42.47% 1.65%
2020 40.81% -3.75%
2019 44.56% 0.13%
2018 44.44% 2.86%
2017 41.58% -2.38%
2016 43.96% 1.38%
2015 42.58% -3.99%
2014 46.57% -0.85%
2013 47.43% 0.03%
2012 47.40% -5.66%
2011 53.06% 0.35%
2010 52.70% -0.72%
2009 53.43% -0.97%
2008 54.40% -0.61%
2007 55.01% -0.44%
2006 55.45% -1.80%
2005 57.25% -0.52%
2004 57.77% 0.60%
2003 57.18% -0.37%
2002 57.55% -1.90%
2001 59.44% -0.28%
2000 59.72% -0.25%
1999 59.97% -0.93%
1998 60.90% -0.95%
1997 61.85% -2.50%
1996 64.35% -0.29%
1995 64.64% 1.74%
1994 62.90% 0.34%
1993 62.57% 0.34%
1992 62.23% 1.50%
1991 60.72% -4.33%
1990 65.05% -4.33%