Ethiopia 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.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 69.08%, a 2.33% increase from 2020.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 66.75%, a 4.99% decline from 2019.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 71.73%, a 0.58% decline from 2018.
  • Ethiopia labor force participation rate for 2018 was 72.31%, a 0.6% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
North Korea 75.49%
Zimbabwe 74.72%
Madagascar 71.83%
Tanzania 71.76%
Nepal 70.70%
Ethiopia 69.08%
Eritrea 66.17%
Rwanda 63.19%
Niger 62.93%
Mozambique 61.49%
Malawi 60.53%
Mali 58.92%
South Sudan 58.77%
Central African Republic 55.37%
Liberia 53.37%
Burundi 52.35%
Guinea-Bissau 52.28%
Burkina Faso 50.62%
Uganda 48.67%
Guinea 42.18%
Benin 41.64%
Gambia 38.97%
Chad 37.75%
Democratic Republic of Congo 36.14%
Haiti 34.38%
Afghanistan 33.74%
Senegal 26.96%
Syrian Arab Republic 26.75%
Sierra Leone 26.59%
Yemen 25.48%
Togo 25.14%
Tajikistan 24.94%
Somalia 15.98%
Comoros 13.53%
Ethiopia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 69.08% 2.33%
2020 66.75% -4.99%
2019 71.73% -0.58%
2018 72.31% -0.60%
2017 72.91% -0.55%
2016 73.46% -0.52%
2015 73.98% -0.62%
2014 74.60% -0.61%
2013 75.21% -0.04%
2012 75.25% -0.04%
2011 75.29% -0.04%
2010 75.33% -0.05%
2009 75.38% -0.05%
2008 75.43% -0.06%
2007 75.49% -0.06%
2006 75.56% -0.06%
2005 75.62% 0.23%
2004 75.39% 0.23%
2003 75.16% 0.23%
2002 74.93% 0.23%
2001 74.69% 0.24%
2000 74.46% 0.26%
1999 74.20% 0.26%
1998 73.94% 0.26%
1997 73.68% 0.26%
1996 73.42% 0.26%
1995 73.16% 0.25%
1994 72.92% 0.01%
1993 72.91% 0.16%
1992 72.75% -0.01%
1991 72.76% 0.07%
1990 72.68% 0.07%