Canada 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.
  • Canada labor force participation rate for 2021 was 62.74%, a 1.01% increase from 2020.
  • Canada labor force participation rate for 2020 was 61.73%, a 2.85% decline from 2019.
  • Canada labor force participation rate for 2019 was 64.58%, a 1.24% increase from 2018.
  • Canada labor force participation rate for 2018 was 63.34%, a 0.58% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
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%
Canada Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 62.74% 1.01%
2020 61.73% -2.85%
2019 64.58% 1.24%
2018 63.34% -0.58%
2017 63.92% 0.18%
2016 63.74% -0.50%
2015 64.24% 0.04%
2014 64.20% 0.37%
2013 63.83% 0.32%
2012 63.51% -1.02%
2011 64.53% 0.04%
2010 64.49% -0.86%
2009 65.34% -2.00%
2008 67.34% 0.36%
2007 66.98% 0.74%
2006 66.24% 0.38%
2005 65.86% -0.98%
2004 66.84% -0.49%
2003 67.33% 0.80%
2002 66.53% 1.87%
2001 64.66% 0.27%
2000 64.39% 0.93%
1999 63.46% 1.65%
1998 61.81% 0.35%
1997 61.46% -0.77%
1996 62.24% -0.92%
1995 63.15% -0.76%
1994 63.92% -0.51%
1993 64.43% -1.73%
1992 66.16% -1.97%
1991 68.13% -1.79%
1990 69.92% -1.79%