Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate 1990-2024

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.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2022 was 43.49%, a 0.37% increase from 2021.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2021 was 43.12%, a 0.39% increase from 2020.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2020 was 42.73%, a 2.9% decline from 2019.
  • Malaysia labor force participation rate for 2019 was 45.63%, a 2.79% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Participation Rate for Ages 15-24
St. Lucia 58.00%
Brazil 56.76%
Paraguay 56.37%
Peru 55.60%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 51.75%
Maldives 50.33%
Guatemala 49.69%
China 48.33%
Dominican Republic 47.04%
Ecuador 46.52%
Colombia 46.02%
Belize 45.23%
Mexico 44.51%
Malaysia 43.49%
Azerbaijan 43.41%
Samoa 43.34%
Guyana 43.03%
Turkey 42.74%
Belarus 42.70%
Costa Rica 42.64%
Kazakhstan 40.84%
Armenia 40.40%
Thailand 39.80%
Mauritius 39.31%
Cuba 39.25%
Fiji 38.00%
Lebanon 36.75%
Botswana 35.79%
Suriname 35.65%
Jamaica 34.93%
Albania 34.42%
Montenegro 33.23%
Bosnia 32.36%
South Africa 29.75%
Serbia 29.32%
Namibia 29.18%
Tonga 28.30%
North Macedonia 28.24%
Venezuela 27.89%
Equatorial Guinea 27.58%
Iraq 27.20%
Romania 25.90%
Turkmenistan 25.52%
Jordan 25.14%
Iran 24.43%
Algeria 23.51%
Bulgaria 21.26%
Gabon 17.49%
Libya 16.44%
Malaysia Labor Force Participation Rate - Historical Data
Year Participation Rate for Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2022 43.49% 0.37%
2021 43.12% 0.39%
2020 42.73% -2.90%
2019 45.63% 2.79%
2018 42.84% 0.97%
2017 41.86% 0.14%
2016 41.72% 0.25%
2015 41.47% -0.83%
2014 42.29% -0.06%
2013 42.35% 0.63%
2012 41.72% 0.23%
2011 41.49% 1.42%
2010 40.06% -0.71%
2009 40.77% -0.98%
2008 41.75% -0.25%
2007 42.00% -0.49%
2006 42.49% -0.40%
2005 42.89% -0.37%
2004 43.26% -0.52%
2003 43.78% -0.40%
2002 44.18% -0.34%
2001 44.52% 0.23%
2000 44.29% -0.70%
1999 44.99% -0.41%
1998 45.40% 1.20%
1997 44.20% -0.53%
1996 44.73% -0.82%
1995 45.55% -0.81%
1994 46.36% -0.75%
1993 47.10% -0.82%
1992 47.93% -0.71%
1991 48.63% -0.77%
1990 49.40% -0.77%