Ireland 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.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2021 was 47.05%, a 3.43% increase from 2020.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2020 was 43.62%, a 3.37% decline from 2019.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2019 was 46.99%, a 0.35% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland labor force participation rate for 2018 was 46.64%, a 0.02% 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%
Ireland Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 47.05% 3.43%
2020 43.62% -3.37%
2019 46.99% 0.35%
2018 46.64% 0.02%
2017 46.62% -3.78%
2016 50.39% 3.07%
2015 47.32% -0.64%
2014 47.96% -1.87%
2013 49.83% -0.41%
2012 50.24% -1.12%
2011 51.36% -2.47%
2010 53.82% -6.21%
2009 60.03% -5.93%
2008 65.96% -3.43%
2007 69.39% 1.00%
2006 68.39% 1.88%
2005 66.52% 5.72%
2004 60.79% -1.11%
2003 61.90% 0.77%
2002 61.14% -2.01%
2001 63.15% -2.48%
2000 65.62% 0.67%
1999 64.95% 2.51%
1998 62.44% 4.31%
1997 58.13% 2.71%
1996 55.42% -1.48%
1995 56.90% -0.52%
1994 57.41% -0.30%
1993 57.72% 0.15%
1992 57.56% -5.19%
1991 62.76% -1.74%
1990 64.49% -1.74%