Costa Rica Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

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.
  • Costa Rica labor force participation rate for 2022 was 42.64%, a 2.78% decline from 2021.
  • Costa Rica labor force participation rate for 2021 was 45.41%, a 1.49% increase from 2020.
  • Costa Rica labor force participation rate for 2020 was 43.93%, a 1.39% decline from 2019.
  • Costa Rica labor force participation rate for 2019 was 45.31%, a 0.32% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
St. Lucia 58.00%
Brazil 56.76%
Paraguay 56.37%
Peru 55.60%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51.75%
Maldives 50.33%
Guatemala 49.69%
China 48.33%
Dominican Republic 47.04%
Ecuador 46.52%
Colombia 46.02%
Belize 45.23%
Mexico 44.51%
Malaysia 43.49%
Azerbaijan 43.41%
Samoa 43.34%
Guyana 43.03%
Turkey 42.74%
Belarus 42.70%
Costa Rica 42.64%
Kazakhstan 40.84%
Armenia 40.40%
Thailand 39.80%
Mauritius 39.31%
Cuba 39.25%
Fiji 38.00%
Lebanon 36.75%
Botswana 35.79%
Suriname 35.65%
Jamaica 34.93%
Albania 34.42%
Montenegro 33.23%
Bosnia 32.36%
South Africa 29.75%
Serbia 29.32%
Namibia 29.18%
Tonga 28.30%
North Macedonia 28.24%
Venezuela 27.89%
Equatorial Guinea 27.58%
Iraq 27.20%
Romania 25.90%
Turkmenistan 25.52%
Jordan 25.14%
Iran 24.43%
Algeria 23.51%
Bulgaria 21.26%
Gabon 17.49%
Libya 16.44%
Costa Rica Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 42.64% -2.78%
2021 45.41% 1.49%
2020 43.93% -1.39%
2019 45.31% -0.32%
2018 45.63% 3.00%
2017 42.63% 0.35%
2016 42.28% -3.45%
2015 45.73% -2.48%
2014 48.21% 0.46%
2013 47.74% -0.42%
2012 48.16% 4.55%
2011 43.61% -1.04%
2010 44.65% -3.04%
2009 47.69% -2.04%
2008 49.73% -2.18%
2007 51.91% 2.15%
2006 49.76% 0.63%
2005 49.14% 0.92%
2004 48.21% -2.99%
2003 51.20% 1.08%
2002 50.13% -1.74%
2001 51.87% 1.48%
2000 50.39% -0.87%
1999 51.26% -2.34%
1998 53.60% 2.77%
1997 50.83% 1.49%
1996 49.34% -3.93%
1995 53.27% 0.85%
1994 52.41% -0.76%
1993 53.18% 1.42%
1992 51.76% -1.76%
1991 53.51% -1.39%
1990 54.90% -1.39%