Hong Kong 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.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2021 was 39.20%, a 2.71% increase from 2020.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2020 was 36.49%, a 3.66% decline from 2019.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2019 was 40.15%, a 0.03% increase from 2018.
  • Hong Kong labor force participation rate for 2018 was 40.12%, a 0.37% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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%
Hong Kong Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 39.20% 2.71%
2020 36.49% -3.66%
2019 40.15% 0.03%
2018 40.12% 0.37%
2017 39.76% -0.91%
2016 40.67% 0.44%
2015 40.23% 1.72%
2014 38.50% -0.34%
2013 38.85% 1.93%
2012 36.92% 0.55%
2011 36.38% 0.34%
2010 36.03% -3.19%
2009 39.22% -1.47%
2008 40.69% -2.01%
2007 42.70% -0.16%
2006 42.86% -0.98%
2005 43.84% -0.47%
2004 44.32% -0.18%
2003 44.50% -0.43%
2002 44.92% 0.00%
2001 44.93% -0.75%
2000 45.67% -1.83%
1999 47.50% -1.82%
1998 49.32% -0.18%
1997 49.50% -0.75%
1996 50.25% -0.01%
1995 50.25% -2.20%
1994 52.46% -1.25%
1993 53.70% -0.98%
1992 54.68% -1.44%
1991 56.12% -0.67%
1990 56.79% -0.67%