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 2021 was 48.07%, a 0.84% increase from 2020.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2020 was 47.22%, a 2.03% decline from 2019.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2019 was 49.25%, a 0.81% decline from 2018.
  • China labor force participation rate for 2018 was 50.06%, a 0.95% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Peru 59.45%
Paraguay 59.39%
St. Lucia 54.97%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 52.32%
Brazil 51.64%
Guatemala 49.17%
Colombia 48.69%
China 48.07%
Maldives 46.42%
Guyana 46.39%
Belarus 45.74%
Malaysia 44.97%
Mexico 44.82%
Ecuador 44.31%
Belize 44.14%
Costa Rica 44.04%
Dominican Republic 42.78%
Turkey 41.48%
Azerbaijan 40.67%
Kazakhstan 40.38%
Thailand 39.63%
Mauritius 38.68%
Fiji 38.14%
Suriname 36.53%
Bosnia 36.07%
Cuba 35.89%
Botswana 35.40%
Armenia 35.36%
Albania 34.68%
Montenegro 34.49%
Venezuela 33.13%
Russia 32.54%
Samoa 32.27%
Jamaica 31.95%
North Macedonia 30.15%
Serbia 29.89%
Romania 28.57%
Namibia 28.45%
Lebanon 28.39%
Equatorial Guinea 27.43%
Iraq 26.99%
Turkmenistan 26.41%
Jordan 25.04%
Tonga 24.50%
Iran 24.29%
Algeria 22.83%
South Africa 22.43%
Bulgaria 20.70%
Gabon 16.66%
Libya 16.20%
China Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 48.07% 0.84%
2020 47.22% -2.03%
2019 49.25% -0.81%
2018 50.06% -0.95%
2017 51.01% -0.97%
2016 51.98% -0.92%
2015 52.89% -0.88%
2014 53.77% -0.93%
2013 54.69% -1.05%
2012 55.75% -1.05%
2011 56.80% -0.88%
2010 57.68% -1.16%
2009 58.84% -1.13%
2008 59.97% -1.10%
2007 61.07% -1.06%
2006 62.13% -1.03%
2005 63.17% -1.00%
2004 64.17% -0.97%
2003 65.14% -0.96%
2002 66.10% -0.96%
2001 67.06% -0.97%
2000 68.03% -1.15%
1999 69.18% -1.14%
1998 70.32% -1.13%
1997 71.45% -1.10%
1996 72.55% -1.06%
1995 73.61% -1.02%
1994 74.64% -0.98%
1993 75.62% -0.94%
1992 76.55% -0.89%
1991 77.44% -0.85%
1990 78.29% -0.85%