U.K. 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.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2021 was 56.27%, a 1.62% increase from 2020.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2020 was 54.65%, a 2.02% decline from 2019.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2019 was 56.67%, a 0.45% decline from 2018.
  • U.K. labor force participation rate for 2018 was 57.12%, a 0.38% 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%
U.K. Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 56.27% 1.62%
2020 54.65% -2.02%
2019 56.67% -0.45%
2018 57.12% -0.38%
2017 57.50% -0.86%
2016 58.36% -0.18%
2015 58.54% 0.71%
2014 57.82% -0.51%
2013 58.33% -0.32%
2012 58.65% 0.42%
2011 58.23% -0.23%
2010 58.46% -0.78%
2009 59.24% -2.01%
2008 61.25% -0.15%
2007 61.40% -0.92%
2006 62.31% 0.09%
2005 62.22% 0.66%
2004 61.56% 0.37%
2003 61.19% -1.20%
2002 62.38% 0.49%
2001 61.89% -1.51%
2000 63.40% 0.40%
1999 63.00% -0.85%
1998 63.84% -0.46%
1997 64.30% -0.09%
1996 64.39% 0.73%
1995 63.66% -0.97%
1994 64.63% -1.38%
1993 66.00% -1.88%
1992 67.89% -2.22%
1991 70.11% -1.66%
1990 71.77% -1.66%