China 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.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2019 was 45.55%, a 0.68% decline from 2018.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2018 was 46.23%, a 0.75% decline from 2017.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2017 was 46.98%, a 0.92% decline from 2016.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2016 was 47.90%, a 1.16% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Peru 62.52%
Paraguay 59.79%
St. Lucia 59.59%
Maldives 58.62%
Brazil 56.57%
Guatemala 53.32%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 52.48%
Colombia 50.91%
Belize 49.79%
Guyana 48.36%
Dominican Republic 47.09%
Costa Rica 46.36%
Mexico 45.69%
Ecuador 45.63%
China 45.55%
Turkey 44.96%
Belarus 44.62%
Botswana 43.62%
Azerbaijan 43.26%
Malaysia 42.63%
Mauritius 41.79%
Thailand 40.30%
Turkmenistan 40.15%
Kazakhstan 38.84%
Fiji 38.50%
Montenegro 37.12%
Albania 36.72%
Cuba 36.24%
Bosnia 35.15%
Jamaica 34.95%
Venezuela 34.09%
Armenia 33.87%
Russia 32.24%
North Macedonia 31.86%
Samoa 31.59%
Equatorial Guinea 30.98%
Romania 30.18%
Lebanon 30.10%
Namibia 29.31%
Serbia 28.85%
Iran 28.33%
Iraq 27.30%
Algeria 26.87%
Suriname 26.65%
South Africa 25.60%
Tonga 25.39%
Bulgaria 24.33%
Jordan 23.03%
Gabon 18.46%
Libya 16.70%
China Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 45.55% -0.68%
2018 46.23% -0.75%
2017 46.98% -0.92%
2016 47.90% -1.16%
2015 49.06% -1.41%
2014 50.47% -1.66%
2013 52.13% -1.60%
2012 53.73% -1.27%
2011 55.00% -0.86%
2010 55.86% -1.04%
2009 56.90% -0.53%
2008 57.43% -0.29%
2007 57.72% -0.48%
2006 58.20% -0.94%
2005 59.14% -1.34%
2004 60.48% -1.79%
2003 62.27% -2.12%
2002 64.39% -2.24%
2001 66.63% -2.17%
2000 68.80% -1.62%
1999 70.42% -1.55%
1998 71.97% -1.39%
1997 73.36% -1.17%
1996 74.53% -0.95%
1995 75.48% -0.76%
1994 76.24% -0.58%
1993 76.82% -0.49%
1992 77.31% -0.47%
1991 77.78% -0.48%
1990 78.26% -0.48%