Jamaica 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.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2019 was 34.95%, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2018 was 34.23%, a 2.3% decline from 2017.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2017 was 36.53%, a 1.29% increase from 2016.
  • Jamaica labor force participation rate for 2016 was 35.24%, a 1.23% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
Peru 62.52%
Paraguay 59.79%
St. Lucia 59.59%
Maldives 58.62%
Brazil 56.57%
Guatemala 53.32%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 52.48%
Colombia 50.91%
Belize 49.79%
Guyana 48.36%
Dominican Republic 47.09%
Costa Rica 46.36%
Mexico 45.69%
Ecuador 45.63%
China 45.55%
Turkey 44.96%
Belarus 44.62%
Botswana 43.62%
Azerbaijan 43.26%
Malaysia 42.63%
Mauritius 41.79%
Thailand 40.30%
Turkmenistan 40.15%
Kazakhstan 38.84%
Fiji 38.50%
Montenegro 37.12%
Albania 36.72%
Cuba 36.24%
Bosnia 35.15%
Jamaica 34.95%
Venezuela 34.09%
Armenia 33.87%
Russia 32.24%
North Macedonia 31.86%
Samoa 31.59%
Equatorial Guinea 30.98%
Romania 30.18%
Lebanon 30.10%
Namibia 29.31%
Serbia 28.85%
Iran 28.33%
Iraq 27.30%
Algeria 26.87%
Suriname 26.65%
South Africa 25.60%
Tonga 25.39%
Bulgaria 24.33%
Jordan 23.03%
Gabon 18.46%
Libya 16.70%
Jamaica Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 34.95% 0.72%
2018 34.23% -2.30%
2017 36.53% 1.29%
2016 35.24% 1.23%
2015 34.01% 0.64%
2014 33.37% -1.37%
2013 34.74% 1.05%
2012 33.69% -0.68%
2011 34.37% -0.68%
2010 35.05% -0.76%
2009 35.81% -0.77%
2008 36.58% -0.73%
2007 37.31% -0.71%
2006 38.02% -0.70%
2005 38.72% -0.81%
2004 39.53% -0.77%
2003 40.30% -1.12%
2002 41.42% -1.18%
2001 42.60% -1.28%
2000 43.88% -1.45%
1999 45.33% -1.51%
1998 46.84% -0.84%
1997 47.68% -0.79%
1996 48.47% -0.69%
1995 49.16% -0.69%
1994 49.85% -1.20%
1993 51.05% -1.14%
1992 52.19% -1.13%
1991 53.32% -1.13%
1990 54.45% -1.13%