India 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.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2021 was 23.68%, a 0.44% increase from 2020.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2020 was 23.25%, a 3.28% decline from 2019.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2019 was 26.52%, a 0.09% increase from 2018.
  • India labor force participation rate for 2018 was 26.43%, a 0.98% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Solomon Islands 70.82%
Cambodia 68.43%
Bolivia 57.65%
Lao PDR 57.02%
Angola 56.24%
Cameroon 54.87%
Vanuatu 54.47%
Vietnam 53.49%
Zambia 53.06%
Honduras 50.92%
Nicaragua 49.46%
Indonesia 48.33%
Ghana 43.33%
Kenya 42.07%
El Salvador 41.33%
Myanmar 40.61%
Republic of Congo 40.60%
Timor-Leste 40.17%
Lesotho 39.92%
Bangladesh 39.38%
Pakistan 38.99%
Uzbekistan 37.89%
Kyrgyz Republic 35.62%
Ukraine 35.50%
Georgia 34.47%
Papua New Guinea 34.46%
Sao Tome and Principe 33.59%
Nigeria 31.89%
Philippines 31.65%
Mongolia 31.30%
Cabo Verde 29.16%
Tunisia 28.90%
West Bank and Gaza 27.91%
Sri Lanka 26.76%
Bhutan 26.38%
Sudan 26.06%
Morocco 25.76%
India 23.68%
Eswatini 22.92%
Mauritania 21.94%
Egypt 21.02%
Moldova 16.90%
Djibouti 13.28%
India Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 23.68% 0.44%
2020 23.25% -3.28%
2019 26.52% 0.09%
2018 26.43% -0.98%
2017 27.41% -1.00%
2016 28.41% -1.02%
2015 29.43% -1.04%
2014 30.47% -1.06%
2013 31.52% -1.07%
2012 32.59% -1.54%
2011 34.13% -1.57%
2010 35.70% -1.61%
2009 37.31% -1.63%
2008 38.94% -1.65%
2007 40.59% -1.65%
2006 42.24% -1.65%
2005 43.90% -0.13%
2004 44.03% -0.12%
2003 44.15% -0.12%
2002 44.26% -0.11%
2001 44.38% -0.11%
2000 44.49% -0.33%
1999 44.82% -0.33%
1998 45.14% -0.33%
1997 45.47% -0.33%
1996 45.79% -0.33%
1995 46.12% -0.33%
1994 46.45% -0.11%
1993 46.56% -0.15%
1992 46.71% -0.20%
1991 46.91% -0.24%
1990 47.15% -0.24%