Kenya 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.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2021 was 42.07%, a 0.3% increase from 2020.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2020 was 41.77%, a 0.79% decline from 2019.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2019 was 42.56%, a 0.91% decline from 2018.
  • Kenya labor force participation rate for 2018 was 43.47%, a 0.87% 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%
Kenya Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2021 42.07% 0.30%
2020 41.77% -0.79%
2019 42.56% -0.91%
2018 43.47% -0.87%
2017 44.34% -0.86%
2016 45.20% -0.25%
2015 45.45% -0.26%
2014 45.71% -0.28%
2013 45.99% -0.30%
2012 46.29% -0.32%
2011 46.61% -0.33%
2010 46.94% -0.33%
2009 47.28% -0.35%
2008 47.63% -0.36%
2007 47.99% -0.36%
2006 48.35% -0.34%
2005 48.69% -0.29%
2004 48.98% -0.27%
2003 49.24% -0.24%
2002 49.49% -0.23%
2001 49.72% -0.23%
2000 49.96% -0.22%
1999 50.18% -0.40%
1998 50.58% -0.33%
1997 50.91% -0.40%
1996 51.31% -0.50%
1995 51.81% -0.68%
1994 52.48% -0.71%
1993 53.19% -0.70%
1992 53.89% -0.61%
1991 54.50% -0.45%
1990 54.95% -0.45%